Friday, September 15, 2023

Conference Season takes Port of Prince Rupert officials to Alberta

The opportunity to provide some background to what the Port of Prince Rupert can offer energy and resource shippers on the prairies has been the focus for PRPA officials this week. 

That through participation from Port officials at the Alberta Industrial Heartland Association conference which took place on Thursday at the Edmonton Convention Centre.

A look at what was up for discussion at the day long conference can be reviewed here.

The annual Alberta conference attracted over 1,000 delegates from industry and government, taking part in discussion sessions and taking in keynote addresses from a range of participants.

One of the featured speakers for the event was Michael Inman, the Director of Business Development for the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

The Port has been relaying some of their discussion themes as the conference moved forward, with a good portion of the focus on the energy and resource sector opportunities to be delivered through port related facilities. 

Included as part of the North Coast presentation were a number of the port's partners on the Prince Rupert waterfront. Among those to provide the narrative to the Prince Rupert advantages were representative from CN Rail, AltaGas and RoyalVopak

You can follow the Port's notes from the trip to Alberta through their social media stream here.

A wider overview of the events from AIHA2023 can be found here.

BC Gov't Minister Selina Robinson took in some of the activity
on the Prince Rupert waterfront this week

Earlier this week the Prince Rupert Port authority welcomed Provincial Cabinet Minister Selina Robinson to the waterfront, showing the Minister for Post Secondary Education and future Skills some of the partners that make for the Prince Rupert Industrial Gateway.

More notes on port related themes can be explored through our archive page.


  1. I wonder if the discussions include Alberta's desire for an oil pipeline to the North Coast, considering that P. Poilievre has stated that as prime minister he will give it the go-ahead?

    1. JT and Jagmeet stated that they will make our lives more affordable.
      How are those discussions going, and when will that get the go ahead?
      One can only wonder…

  2. I doubt that affordability is top of mind at the AIHA conference.