Friday, May 14, 2021

First Port Call for the M/V New Pinnacle at Westview Terminal


This week brought the first port call in Prince Rupert for the MV New Pinnacle
(photo from PRPA)

Harbour watchers this week may have noticed a rather shiny new vessel pulling into port at the Westview Pellet Terminal on Prince Rupert's waterfront, with the vessel New Pinnacle making for its first port call at the facility.

The MV Pinnacle  is a Handy Class vessel with almost 40,000 DWT. It was built in 2020 at the Shikoku Dockyard in Takamatsu City Japan, the vessel measures 180 metres long 30 metres wide and is flagged as a Panamanian vessel.

It departed the city on May 12th and anticipates arrival in Japan by the 26th.

The Prince Rupert Port Authority celebrated the arrival through their social media feed, noting of the debut for the vessel in service between Prince Rupert and Asian ports, part of the expanding market share for the pellets from Pinnacle's Canadian operations.

As we outlined earlier this year, Pinnacle was sold to a global leader in the wood energy market, Drax Power, the deal which was first announced in February officially was closed in April when Drax took on ownership of the company.

For more notes on the Pinnacle presence in the Northwest and at the Westview Terminal see our archive page here.

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