DP World Prince Rupert expands to welcome world’s largest vessels

DP World has completed the ‘Phase 2 North’ expansion project designed to increase container throughput of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal, Canada.

DP World acquired the Fairview Container Terminal in in August 2015 with the ‘Phase 2 North’ expansion project launched shortly after. The terminal supports 800 direct jobs and the original capacity of 750,000 TEU has increased to an approximate 1.35 million TEU annually. A second berth has been added with the extension of the existing berth by 440m to a total berth length of 800m. The total terminal footprint has also increased to 32 hectares (320,000 sq m) with the reclamation of 4.5 hectares (45,000 sq m) of land.

Prince Rupert Fairview features three new Superpost Panamax cranes in addition to its existing fleet of four Super-post Panamax cranes and direct on-dock access to the CN Rail network. A furrther 6,000 ft of on-dock rail and six rubber tired gantry cranes (RTGs) were added to the rail yard. Together, the upgrades allow Prince Rupert to handle the largest vessels in the world with a carrying capacity of 20,000-plus TEUs.

Source: DP World