Hamburg, Germany doesn’t have much in common with Prince Rupert, B.C.
With a population of more than 1.7 million people and essentially half-a-world away, the two comunities don’t share a common language, common demographics or a common culture.
But one thing Hamburg and Prince Rupert do have in common is a port facility that links interior markets to the world. And it was that commonality that brought Prince Rupert Port Authority president and CEO Don Krusel to the stage in Hamburg as one of the speakers at the inaugural KPMG Global Shipping Conference on Nov. 3.
Prince Rupert Port Authority manager of corporate communications Michael Gurney said Krusel’s presentation focused on sharing the strategic approach to the Port of Prince Rupert’s development story.
“He emphasized how the Port has focused on the fundamental principles of cargo diversity, local economic benefits, planning to safely accommodate vessel traffic increases, and managing environmental impacts to ensure that growth is sustainable into the future,” he said..
The conference brought together those involved in the shipping industry from around the world to examine common issues such as capital market strategies, taxation challenges and the influence of developing international ports on the industry.