Vessels in port
Hapag-Lloyd's First-Ever Call at Prince Rupert
Hapag-Lloyd, the market leader in Canada, is expanding its local network. On April 21, the “YM Masculinity” called at a new destination, the Port of Prince Rupert, for the first time. The ship, which operates on the ‘PS8’ service of THE Alliance, was sailing from Asia to North America offering leading transit times and new options for customers.
Port Of Prince Rupert Proving To Be An Engine Of Growth Across Northern British Columbia
The Port of Prince Rupert generated more than $1 billion in economic output for Northern British Columbia’s economy last year, according to a study commissioned by the Prince Rupert Port Authority. Marine, terminal, rail, truck and logistics activities in the region directly supported the work of more than 3,100 people. Earnings associated with that work totaled more than $260 million, revealing an average annual wage of more than $80,000.
The biggest container ship ever to dock in Canada was in Prince Rupert, B.C., last week
The largest container ship to ever dock in Canada was welcomed in Prince Rupert, B.C., last week, marking another victory for the city’s international port which was viewed by many as little more than a pipe dream just over a decade ago. The COSCO Himalayas, which sails under the flag of Hong Kong, arrived in the northwest B.C. city Nov. 14 and departed Nov. 19 after being worked on at the Fairview Container terminal. At 366 metres, the ship is longer than Canada’s tallest building, the 298-metre First Canadian Place in Toronto, is high. The 553-metre CN Tower is not technically considered a building. Prince Rupert Port Authority vice-president of trade Shaun Stevenson said the record-breaking ship “reflects our continued growth and expansion as a container gateway.” “It really is a validation of where we’re heading,” he said. Earlier this year, Prince Rupert held a celebration marking 10 years since the first container ship arrived in the city. It also indicated a major turning point in Project Silk: a plan to make the community of 11,000 a major link in trade between North American and Asian markets. The port is currently completing another expansion, and in October handled a record amount of cargo. Source: CBCUpload News