The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced that 23.5 million tonnes of cargo moved through the Port of Prince Rupert in 2023, five percent less than volumes in 2022. This marks a third consecutive year of volume decline and reflects challenges of shifting global shipping routes, soft demand for imports, and competition with other North American trade gateways for discretionary cargo. Fairview Container Terminal saw 32 percent decrease in volumes while AltaGas’ Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal saw a 13 percent increase over 2022. Trigon Pacific Terminals also saw a strong year, moving 8.8 million tonnes of dry bulk product through its terminal, including 5.4 million tonnes of metallurgical coal. Shipments of that product saw a 51 percent jump over 2022.