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DP World to acquire Canadian container terminal

DP World Limited has agreement to acquire Maher Terminal’s Fairview Container Terminal (Fairview) in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada from Deutsche Bank.

Fairview is a purpose built terminal with a sea-rail link and has a current capacity of 850,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units), with a just-announced phase two expansion that will take capacity to […]


Canadian National not ruling out role in proposed Canso terminal

Management at rail giant CN, the only railway serving the Port of Halifax, isn’t willing to talk publicly about the possibility of also providing rail support for the proposed Maher Melford Terminal on the Strait of Canso — not yet anyway.

CN is already working closely with the eventual operator of the Maher Melford Terminal, […]


Prince Rupert hosts delegates from Alaska for a trade mission

Around sixty delegates from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough are converging on Canadian shores this weekend for a trade mission hosted by the City of Prince Rupert.

Representatives from Canadian Border Services and U.S. Customs will facilitate a discussion with Ketchikan people interested in importing Canadian products and exporting American products.

From The Northern View


First Nations get port expansion bucks

Photo courtesy of the Port of Prince Rupert.

Two [British Columbia] Tsimshian First Nations are to receive payments tied to the planned expansion of the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s container port.

Kitselas Chief Councillor Glenn Bennett said the port expansion deal is worth $1.9 million to the Kitselas and was negotiated with the port […]