Prince Rupert Port Authority
Prince Rupert Grain

With capacity to ship in excess of seven million tonnes a year, Prince Rupert Grain's modern terminal has the highest throughput of any grain-cleaning elevator in Canada. Its eight shipping bins and three tower-mounted loading spouts can load up to 4,000 tonnes of wheat or barley an hour. Using state-of-the-art technology, grain can be cleaned as fast as it is unloaded from rail cars.

Prince Rupert Grain Specifications

  • total terminal rail trackage of 17 kilometres
  • storage capacity (wheat equivalent) of 202,000 tonnes
  • annual design throughput of seven million tonnes
  • one berth handles ships up to 145,000 DWT
  • water depth of 14.5 metres
  • loading rate of 4,000 tonnes per hour

Strategic Location

  • deep water, ice-free port provides year-round operations
  • direct access to North Pacific shipping lanes
  • closer to Asian markets by 35 hours sailing time
  • superior rail connections from prairie grain gathering points

Strategic Advantages

  • efficient railcar turn-around
  • loading rates significantly higher than those of other west coast terminals
  • capable of cleaning grain and loading at the same rate
  • high-tech, computer operated handling systems
  • extensive dust control systems


  • designed to clean to export standard two primary commodities - wheat and barley
  • will also process byproducts such as grain screening pellets (GSP), feed screenings, mixed feed oats and associated commodities


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