The 24 hectare (59 acre) Fairview Container Terminal is the first dedicated intermodal (ship to rail) container terminal in North America, with an operational capacity to move 750,000 TEUs (Twenty foot Equivalent Units) per year. It is uniquely designed to efficiently handle the largest concentration of intermodal rail business. The terminal was completed in September 2007 and commenced operations with the arrival of COSCO's Antwerp on October 31, 2007.
Maher Terminals of New Jersey, one of the world's largest independent multi-user container terminal operators, have a 30-year agreement with the Prince Rupert Port Authority.
|Total Area:||24 Hectares (59.4 Acres)|
|Operational Capacity:||750,000 TEUs|
|Length:||>360 metres (1181 feet)|
|Water Depth:||18.7 metres (61.4 feet)|
|Container Yard:||Handle 9,000 TEUs, 72 Reefer plugs|
|Intermodal Yard:||6100 metres (20,000 feet) of trackage; 400 TEUs|
|Rail Services:||7 working tracks, 6 storage tracks 5,182 metres (17,000) train capacity serviced directly by CN intercontinental railway|
|Equipment:||- Three 1,800 tonne super post panamax cranes; 22 container wide reach|
|- 17 reach stackers/toplifts|
|- 27 multi-trailer systems (triples); 50 single chasses, extensive mobile equipment|
|- 72 reefer plugs at 480V/60AMP|
|- 4 radiation portals|
The vision for the future is the expansion of the terminal to quadruple the capacity of the facility to 2 million TEUs to meet the demands of continued growth in Asia-Pacific traffic trade.
The Fairview Container Terminal Development -- Phase 2
The vision of the future includes the expansion of the Fairview Container Terminal to quadruple the capacity of the facility to 2 million TEUs. The project will extend the wharf to 800 metres, achieve an 18 metre (59 feet) minimum water depth, increase the dock area to 56 hectares (139 acres), and quadruple to eight the number of post-panamax cranes. The expanded facility will have an on-site storage capacity of 28,560 TEUs at five high.
Phase 2 engineering design, environmental assessment and consultation are well underway.
|Total Area:||32 Hectares (80 Acres)|
|Design Capacity:||1.5 million TEUs|
|Length:||>440 metres (1443 feet)|
|Water Depth:||>18 metres (59 feet)|
|Container Yard:||18,560 TEUs; 144 reefer plugs|
|Intermodal Yard:||9,144 metres (30,000 feet) of trackage; 400 TEU capacity|
|Rail Services:||7 working tracks; 6 storage tracks; 7,900 metres (25,900 feet) train capacity serviced directly by CN intercontinental railway|
|Equipment:||- 6-8 ultra post-panamax cranes|
|- 144 reefer plugs at 480V/60AMP|
|- 4 radiation portals|