Fairview traffic climbs as Maersk makes first call

Traffic through Fairview Terminal is up by 30 per cent this year as the terminal continues toward a record-breaking year.

Traffic through Fairview Terminal is up by 30 per cent this year as the terminal continues toward a record-breaking year.

In September the terminal saw tonnage increase from 47,449 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) the previous year to 65,116 in September 2015. That number included a 39 per cent increase in imports arriving through Prince Rupert and a 36 per cent increase in containers leaving the North Coast, although the number of loaded TEUs actually dropped by 12 per cent year-over-year.

So far this year, Fairview Terminal has moved 592,152 TEUs compared to 457,132 TEUs during the first nine months of 2014. Imports through the terminal are 23 per cent to sit at 330,888 TEUs, while exports are up 39 per cent to sit at 261,265 TEUs. As with the year-over-year numbers, the number of loaded containers leaving Prince Rupert is down, falling from 120,325 TEUs to 114,342 TEUs so far this year.

Westview Terminal is also up substantially this year. In September there were 99,833 tonnes of wood pellets shipped, an increase of 227 per cent compared to the 30,499 tonnes shipped last September. In 2015, the terminal has shipped 564,408 tonnes of pellets compared to 344,201 tonnes during the first three quarters of 2014, an increase of 64 per cent.

Tonnage through the Prince Rupert Harbour dropped 47 per cent this September compared to last, moving 33,375 tonnes of logs compared to the 63,078 moved last September, but so far this year traffic through the harbour is up 13 per cent, climbing from 296,295 tonnes in 2014 to 335,189 tonnes in 2015.

While still down nine per cent in 2015 compared to 2014, having moved 4.5 million tonnes compared to 4.9 million tonnes, Prince Rupert Grain saw a 12 per cent increase in tonnage this September compared to last, moving 424,417 tonnes compared to 379,456 tonnes last September.

Ridley Terminals continues to face challenges this year, with overall tonnage down from 5.9 million tonnes in 2014 to 3.2 million tonnes in 2015, a drop of 45 per cent. In September, the terminal’s tonnage fell 51 per cent, from 494,618 tonnes to 243,769 tonnes.

Overall tonnage through the Port of Prince Rupert in September was up one per cent, but so far this year tonnage has fallen nine per cent, from 16.1 million tonnes in 2014 to 14.5 million tonnes in 2015.

 

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