Province of BC invests $25M in Port of Prince Rupert

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The Port of Prince Rupert will benefit from a provincial investment of $25 million provincial investment that is earmarked to help improve and expand operations at the Port. The investment will support regional businesses and expand infrastructure at the Ridley Island Export Logistics Platform. The project, spanning more than 28 hectares (70 acres), will create a platform to enhance the port’s capacity for transloading BC and western Canadian natural resource products for containerized export by sea to international markets. Once built, this new platform will increase the port’s export transloading capacity from 75,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) to over 400,000 TEUs annually. The completed project will come with new and updated rail tracks and dedicated roadways to and from the Fairview Container Terminal. It will also feature new offloading and storage facilities plus related large-scale equipment. The project is expected to provide substantive economic benefits, including supporting regional businesses and creating 200 jobs in transloading, plus an additional 2,000 jobs in areas such as warehousing, longshore work and trucking.

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