Firm's commitment to Canada will receive a further boost later this year with plan to expand terminal in Vancouver
DP World has completed the Phase 2 North expansion project designed to increase container throughput of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal in Canada.
The Dubai-based port operator acquired the Fairview Container Terminal 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 440 metres to a total berth length of 800 meters. The total terminal footprint has also increased to 32 hectares (320 thousand square metres) with the reclamation of 4.5 hectares (45 thousand square metres) of land.
DP World Group chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said: “The expanded container terminal is an economic engine for the city of Prince Rupert and is directly responsible for hundreds of jobs with many others in the local community and beyond benefitting from its operations.
"We are delighted to mark this occasion today which marks our commitment to Canada and the local community. This is all part of our plans to provide capacity to meet Canada’s Pacific container terminal capacity requirements for decades to come in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.”
He added that DP World’s commitment to Canada will receive a further boost later this year with work to expand the company’s Centerm terminal in Vancouver due to start.