Port of Prince Rupert trade doing well in first four months of 2018. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Trade continues to increase through Port of Prince Rupert

In first four months of 2018, thousands more tonnes of cargo moved through the North Coast terminals

The Port of Prince Rupert broke their own trade records last year, and the upward trend continued the first four months of 2018.

READ MORE: Rupert port breaks its own records in 2017

In the port’s monthly traffic report, more cargo was moved through the harbour, Fairview Container Terminal, Ridley Coal Terminal and the Westview Wood Pellet Terminal by thousands of tonnes than by the same time in 2017.

Meanwhile, CN Rail and the Prince Rupert Grain Terminal still show decreases in cargo movement, months after CN apologized to Western Canadian grain customers for poor delivery. By the end of April in 2017, the grain terminal had moved 2,113,695 tonnes of cargo so far that year, compared to the 1,861,252 tonnes moved by the same time in 2018. But looking at the amount of cargo moved by the grain terminal in just the month of April, 24,277 more tonnes were moved than in April 2017 — grain overcoming its struggles earlier this year.

READ MORE: Vopak investigates terminal development on Ridley Island



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