Port of Prince Rupert and DP World agree on terms of a project development plan
The Port of Prince Rupert and DP World have agreed on terms of a project development plan that outlines the next phase of expansion for the DP World Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal, DP World said in its press release. The Phase 2B expansion will increase annual throughput capacity at Canada’s second largest container terminal to 1.8 million TEUs (twenty - foot equivalent units) when complete in 2022.
The Fairview Phase 2B project follows the 2017 completion of Fairview Phase 2A, which increased the terminal capacity by 500,000 TEUs to its current capacity of 1.35 million TEUs. Construct ion on Phase 2B will begin in mid - 2019. There will be an initial gradual release of capacity to 1.6 million TEUs, in 2020 following the completed expansion of the container yard to the south.
The project will expand the container yard from its current 32 hectares to 41 hectares and add two new rubber - tired gantry (RTG) cranes as well as an eighth dock gantry crane. The existing maintenance and administration buildings will be relocated to create additi onal container storage capacity. Expansion and relocation of the truck gate to the south end of the terminal, where it will connect with the Fairview – Ridley Connector project being advanced by the Port of Prince Rupert, will also improve efficiency. The Phase 2B project will further expand on - dock rail capacity with the addition of 6,680 feet of working track, for a total of 24,680 feet of on - dock rail by 2022.