Prince Rupert Port Authority Opens Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor

Prince Rupert Port Authority Opens Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor

The Prince Rupert Port Authority on Aug. 24 announced the opening of its Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor, a closed loop system linking transloading and terminal operations within the port. The road and rail corridor, which was tested earlier this month with container trucks heading to the new southern gate at DP World-Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal, is expected to improve cargo flow and public safety and lower the port’s carbon footprint. The private road, which loops around the southwestern edge of Kaien Island, cuts the distance for trucks traveling from transloading sites in Prince Rupert and future facilities to Fairview Container…
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Port of Prince Rupert Adds 16 Cruise Vessel Calls

Port of Prince Rupert Adds 16 Cruise Vessel Calls

The Port of Prince Rupert has 16 new vessel calls being added to this season’s cruise schedule, a move that could mean as many as 46,000 more cruise passengers this spring and summer, the port announced earlier this month. With the Princess Cruises-operated Ruby Princess arriving May 17 at Prince Rupert, now a regular stop on the vessel’s Alaska schedule, the port now anticipates 43 cruise ship calls and about 60,622 passengers visiting Prince Rupert between now and Sept. 30. The Ruby Princess can accommodate 4,180 passengers and crew members, according to Princess Cruises. “The exciting late addition of the…
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Prince Rupert Port Authority Honors Four Firms for Green Efforts

Prince Rupert Port Authority Honors Four Firms for Green Efforts

Four companies were recently spotlighted by the Prince Rupert Port Authority for their 2021 performance in the port’s Green Wave environmental incentive program. COSCO Shipping Lines, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, Navigator Gas LLC and BC Ferries were among the companies honored for their efforts within the annual program, which since 2013 incentivizes shippers with reduced harbor fees who practice sustainability based on how their commercial vessels curb air emissions and underwater noise levels. One measurement into the program is RightShip’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rating, which assesses vessels on their efficiency. Last year, 28 vessel calls qualified for the program using…
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Prince Rupert Cruise Terminal Expected to Reopen This Summer

Prince Rupert Cruise Terminal Expected to Reopen This Summer

After COVID-19 closed cruising for two years, the Prince Rupert Port Authority this month announced that cruise ships are returning to the Northland Terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert this summer.  The 2022 cruise season is expected to include 26 cruise vessels with about 14,010 passengers traveling between May and September, according to the port authority.  Cruising is a significant industry at Prince Rupert: between 2004 to 2019, cruising brought about 655,000 passengers and an estimated direct economic impact of more than $50 million.  “PRPA and our partners are looking forward to safely welcoming back cruise passengers to Prince…
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