Friday, March 24, 2023

More guests for the PRPA to learn of Prince Rupert Gateway opportunities

The UK Consul 
General to the UK
made good use of the
new Tourism Prince 
Rupert way finding signs
this past week during
a vist to the city
The way things seem to be going for the Prince Rupert Port Authority, they may have to create an in house Tourist Bureau or concierge service to assist the volume of visitors that want to come take a look at the Prince Rupert Gateway.

Last weekend it was a collection of Federal Politicians with a trip to Prince Rupert for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport.

Also stopping over in town over the last few days was Tom Codrington the Consul General of the United Kingdom who had opportunity to tour the port facilities and hear from the Port about the global trade that passes through the terminals on the Prince Rupert waterfront.

One of which is probably well known to the Consul General, that of the Drax Pellet Terminal

The former Pinnacle Pellet shipping facility was brought into the fold of the UK industrial giant in 2021, the product from the woods of BC and Alberta transiting to the United Kingdom and many other destinations.

The Consul General who represents the UK in British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories shared a few of his impressions on the visit through his Social Media page.

The North Coast Review contacted the PRPA to try to gain some insight into the nature of the trip and the focus of the discussions.

In reply,  Katherine Voigt, the Ports Manager of Corporate Communications provided a snapshot of the visit.

"The UK Consul General toured the Port of Prince Rupert this week and met with members of the Prince Rupert Port Authority team to discuss some of our port development projects and sustainability programs and practices. 

Where possible, we aim to work with and learn from other organizations to collectively combat climate change and reduce the environmental impacts of the global shipping industry. 

Our organization frequently meets with foreign dignitaries and international trade representatives to advance the role that the Port of Prince Rupert plays in global trade and Canada’s supply chain resiliency."

With the summer season ahead, it's likely the Port will be hosting more dignitaries throughout he months ahead, part of the spreading of word on the shipping footprint that Prince Rupert has on the global scene.

More notes on Port themes can be reviewed through our archive page here.

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