Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka outlines plans for 2024 in his “State of the Port” address. Also, Trigon Pacific Terminals Ltd. (Trigon) initiates the regulatory review process for its planned Canadian LPG export project.
Port of Prince Rupert
Trigon Pacific Terminals Ltd. (Trigon) on Nov. 10 announced plans to redevelop a portion of its existing coal facilities at the CN-served Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia for Canadian LPG (liquified petroleum gas) exports.
The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) begins construction on C$750 million Ridley Island Export Logistics Project (RIELP). Also, ITS Logistics releases its October forecast; and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) achieves its strongest September on record.
In the month since the end of the main strike period at the B.C. Ports, Canadian railroads are “close to matching volumes seen before the strike,” reported real-time network visibility provider RailState, which independently tracks all freight movements across Canada.
Union Pacific (UP) finalizes contracts for four hybrid cranes to test in its intermodal yards. Also, the government of Canada is investing up to C$12.5 million in an infrastructure project at the CN-served Port of Belledune in New Brunswick; and intermodal services firm Western IntermodeX acquires Quickload Logistics to boost import transload capacity in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Logistics firm DP World and Prince Rupert Port Authority in British Columbia have agreed to assess the feasibility of a second container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert, which would add up to 2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of annual capacity; the Port is served by CN.
A major West Coast terminal is set to again boost capacity by nearly 800,000 TEUs.
CN is investing C$400 million in new capacity this year, primarily in western Canada and the Edmonton-Chicago corridor. Projects currently in progress include 60 miles of double track, 11 new sidings or siding extensions, and eight yard expansions. All should be completed in November.
The Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia, Canada, celebrated the completion of the two-year “Phase 2 North” expansion of DP World’s Fairview Container Terminal with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.