Trigon Pacific Terminals Ltd. Reports Strong Export Numbers

Trigon Pacific Terminals’ Berth 2 Beyond Carbon (B2BC) project. Photo: CNW Group/Trigon Pacific Terminal Limited.

Trigon Pacific Terminals Ltd, which operates a multi-commodity bulk export terminal in Northern British Columbia, posted a strong 2023, processing 10.6 million metric tons of dry and liquid bulk cargo last year, the company announced Jan. 30.

That’s nearly half of the export volumes at the Port of Prince Rupert and more than 36% recorded the previous year, much of it bound for Japan, China, South Korea, India and parts of Europe, Trigon Pacific said.

“It was a very strong year for our terminal – in the volumes we handled, our safety and environmental performance and our connections with local communities,” company CEO Rob Booker said. “This was in large part due to the close partnership between our valued customers and the Trigon team, in particular the strong commitment of ILWU 523 to ensuring Trigon’s success.”

Trigon moves commodities such as Canadian steelmaking and thermal coal, petroleum coke and iron ore pellets and offers rail unloading and berth services for liquid propane gas exports.

The company has said that it’s making major strides in its Berth Two Beyond Carbon (B2BC) project with progress toward building a new second berth.

The new berth, paired with the proposed storage and handling infrastructure, would become “Trigon Canada’s first built-for-purpose low carbon energy export hub – focusing on hydrogen-as-ammonia exports,” the company said.

Marine works on the B2BC project is set to be done later this year, with the land-based infrastructure expected to be finished by 2028, according to Trigon.

In late 2023, the company announced its Trigon Pacific LPG Project, which seeks to reimagine the property that is currently being used for storing coal.

By Karen Robes Meeks