The rise in bulk resource exports helped offset a slowdown at DP World’s Fairview Container Terminal, which felt the impact of the upheaval of global supply chains, triggered by factory shutdowns overseas. However, transpacific shipping rebounded in the latter half of the year, with 1,141,390 TEUs moving through the Port by year’s end.
President and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority, Shaun Stevenson, is lauding the efforts of the many people and gateway partners who have worked tirelessly, amid strict health and safety protocols, to deliver another record-breaking performance.
“In a year marred by uncertainty, the Port of Prince Rupert remained fluid, thanks to the diversification of our cargoes and the determination of our gateway partners who maintained safe, sustainable operations at our terminals and other port-related businesses,” said Stevenson. “Weathering the storms set-off by the Covid-19 pandemic, our Port has handily proven its resiliency, efficiency, and reliability as a key trade gateway for Canada.”
To learn more about the Port of Prince Rupert’s record year visit: www.rupertport.com/news/