Prince Rupert has engaged AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, to conduct
a feasibility and design study for the development of a second container
terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert on Canada’s Pacific Coast.
AECOM’s work is intended to determine
the technical and financial feasibility of developing the terminal, and provide
the baseline studies that will be required for environmental approvals.
Rupert’s second terminal is envisioned to be a truly unique facility employing
advanced technology, resilient infrastructure and sustainable best practices,”
said Marc Devlin, chief executive of AECOM’s Canada region, in a news release.
The second terminal, which will be
fully electric, is anticipated to double the Port of Prince Rupert’s overall
container capacity, adding at least 2m twenty-foot equivalent units
second terminal is core to the Port of Prince Rupert vision to grow capacity in
support of Canada’s trade expansion ambitions in the Indo-Pacific region while
also contributing to greater resiliency in Canada’s import and export supply
chains,” said Shaun Stevenson, President and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port