Prince Rupert cargo volumes down again

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The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) has reported that 24.6 million tonnes of cargo moved through the Port of Prince Rupert in 2022, two percent behind 2021 volumes. Growth at DP World’s Fairview terminal saw a 2 percent decrease in its intermodal volumes due to congestion at inland ports that impacted operations and fluidity.

Demand for western Canadian energy products remained strong in 2022, with AltaGas’ Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal shipping 1.7 million tonnes, a 17 percent increase over 2021. Pembina’s Watson Island LPG Bulk Terminal entered its second year of operations, handling over 538,000 tonnes, a 45 percent jump year-over-year. Drax’s Westview Wood Pellet Terminal saw a 6 percent increase in volumes, with over 1.5 million tonnes sent to markets in Europe and Asia.

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