Friday, September 29, 2023

Trigon Pacific Terminals, Prince Rupert Grain show significant shipment increases; challenges continue for DP World Fairivew in latest Port stats

At over seven million tonnes of product shipped to the end of August
Trigon Pacific Terminals is leading the list when it comes to the
industrial footprint on the Prince Rupert waterfront
(Image from Trigon)

The latest release of data from the Prince Rupert Port Authority is offering up a glimpse at the state of the industrial waterfront footprint as of the end of August. 

Wth the overall volume of shipping up from last year, that increase mainly as a result of strong numbers from two terminals.

Prince Rupert Grain and Trigon Pacific Terminal contributed over 9 million of that 16 million tonnes of volume with strong results through to August.

Harbour shipments, likely that of raw logs, also saw some strong growth this year compared to last, with August a particularly busy month.

Terminals that have seen lower volumes this year so far include the Westview Wood Pellet Terminal and the City of Prince Rupert leased Watson Island Bulk Terminal, both of which are down from their 2023 numbers as of August.

Another significant story Of note from waterfront from the August report, is the current slump in shipments at the DP World Facility in Prince Rupert. 

The Container terminal which saw an on again/off again labour disruption in July, also continues to feel the impact of a global shipping slowdown. 

Those elements have contributed to see their volume results drop  to 4.7 million tonnes as of August, compared to the 7 million plus mark for the same time one year ago.

That slowdown and reduced level of shipment has had an impact on those at the port working on the lower boards when it comes to call outs for shifts for vessel calls on the waterfront.

The report also provides a look at the volume of ferry traffic at the BC Ferry Terminal at Fairview, as well as the growth of the Cruise industry his year.

You can review the full PRPA report here.

More notes related to Port themes and those of their partner terminals can be explored through our archive page here.

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