Prince Rupert

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Fairview Terminal Expansion

With the fastest connection from Asia to North American markets, Prince Rupert plays a critical role in getting Canadians the goods they need.

The Fairview Container Terminal was the first dedicated intermodal (ship to rail) container terminal in North America when it began operation in 2007. The terminal has grown to become a major trans-Pacific trade gateway with a global reputation for speed, reliability and reach.

DP World Prince Rupert has been operating the Fairview Container Terminal since 2015. Since that time, cargo volumes have grown more than 35% from approximately 700,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) to over 1 million TEUs. Significant investments in personnel, terminal infrastructure, and equipment have been made to achieve this growth which supports local direct and indirect employment as well as

increasing volumes of Canadian and international trade.

Expansion Plans

To support further growth and market demand additional investments in the Prince Rupert Fairview terminal are being undertaken in stages:

  • The Stage 1A Project, which was completed in July 2022, increased the terminal’s sustainable capacity to 1.6 million TEUs
  • The Stage 1B Project, would further increase the terminal’s sustainable capacity to 1.8 million TEUs

The growth of the Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert is projected to result in a substantial increase in direct employment as terminal volumes grow.

Stage 1A

The construction of the Stage 1A Project was completed in 2022.

Key project components included:

  • Expansion of the container yard to the south of the existing terminal
  • The installation of Canada’s largest quay crane (completed in June 2021)
  • Investments in additional mobile equipment
  • A direct connection to the Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor to eliminate container truck traffic through downtown Prince Rupert.
DP World Prince Rupert Terminal Project Update

Additional information on the Stage 1A Project and the Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor Project can be accessed through the links below.

Project Links


Stage 1B

The Stage 1B Project is currently in the planning and permitting stage.

Key project components include:

  • Relocation of the terminal site services, maintenance, and administration facilities
  • Expansion of the intermodal rail yard
  • Expansion of the container yard
  • Expanded personal vehicle parking for terminal employees
  • Reconfiguration of terminal access, CN rail line and Southern portion of Fairview Small Craft Harbour

The timing of construction of the Stage 1B Project is dependent on the receipt of regulatory approvals and market conditions. Additional information on the Stage 1B Project can be accessed through the links below.

Project Links