COSCO Himalayas and Paxi container ships at Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal. The Himalayas has a 14,500 TEU capacity and is the largest container ship to call on a Canadian port. (Prince Rupert Port Twitter photo)

The Port of Prince Rupert welcomed the biggest container ship to dock in Canada

The 366-metre COSCO Himalayas was at the Fairview Terminal Nov. 14-19

The Port of Prince Rupert broke a record this week with the help of the COSCO Himalayas, the largest container ship to ever dock at a Canadian port.

The 366-metre ship — which is 76 metres longer than the height of Canada’s tallest building — sailed to the Fairview Container Terminal on Nov. 14 and was worked on before departing on Nov. 19.

“This is an exciting milestone as we see these bigger ships come in,” Shaun Stevenson, the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s vice president of trade, said. “We’re big ship ready and set to go further as we look ahead to 2018.

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“I think it represents our continued growth and expansion. This represents a big step forward to handling large ships. We expect to see more in the future.”

While the COSCO Himalayas was docked in Prince Rupert, the terminal operators worked on a second vessel, Paxi container ship, side-by-side. The other, Stevenson said, was still large by Canadian standards.

In the last week, DP World has been finishing the final components of the terminal’s expansion, which will bring the capacity for shipping containers from 850,000 to 1.35 million containers. They’ve also been working to expand rail capacity.

Last month, Stevenson said the port handled a near-record volume of containers at 12 less than their highest recorded capacity.

READ MORE: NEW CRANES SUCCESSFULLY DOCK AT FAIRVIEW TERMINAL IN PRINCE RUPERT



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