Port of Prince Rupert

“The good news is that global trade is now edging up and we are looking forward to a return to more normal cargo volume levels in the year ahead,” Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said during his Jan. 10 “State of the Port” address.

Intermodal Briefs: Port of LA, Trigon

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.

Future site of Ridley Island Export Logistics Project (RIELP) (CNW Group/Prince Rupert Port Authority)

Intermodal Briefs: PRPA, ITS Logistics, POLB

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.

Union Pacific is purchasing four hybrid cranes for testing in its intermodal yards. These hybrid cranes are expected to consume at least 50% less diesel fuel than standard cranes. (UP Photograph)

Intermodal Briefs: UP, Port of Belledune, Western Intermodex

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.

Outlined in purple is the site of the second container terminal proposed in Prince Rupert, B.C., located south of the existing Fairview Terminal. (CNW Group/DP World)

Port of Prince Rupert Eyes Second Terminal

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.

CN ramping up capacity

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.

Port Rupert completes container expansion

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.