ZIM's New Call to Port of Prince Rupert
Canada's Port of Prince Rupert, and DP World Prince Rupert announced a new weekly marine carrier service at the Fairview Container Terminal.
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) partnered with the 2M Alliance and has added Prince Rupert as one of their port destinations.
With a global reach to over 100 countries, the new ZIM service has made its inaugural call at the Port of Prince Rupert on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 with the arrival of ZIM containers on the Maersk Altair vessel.
“The Prince Rupert Port Authority is proud to welcome ZIM. The addition of ZIM to the Port of Prince Rupert further validates the Prince Rupert advantages of speed, reliability and reach. With CN’s capacity improvements in western Canada and DP World’s expansion of Fairview Container Terminal to accommodate 1.8M TEUs by 2022, the Port of Prince Rupert can continue to grow to meet the demand for trade through Canada’s leading-edge gateway,” said Shaun Stevenson, President & CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority.
The ZIM service is part of the fourth weekly service for Prince Rupert, unlocking the ability for all intermodal shippers on or near CN’s continental rail network to route freight through the Port of Prince Rupert.
Prince Rupert is the closest major North American port to Asia with direct access to CN’s Class 1 continental rail network. Since its conversion from a breakbulk handling operation, Fairview Container Terminal has anchored an efficient trade lane providing extensive reach into both central Canada and the US Midwest.
With 500,000 TEUs of terminal capacity added by DP World in 2017 and plans for further expansion to a total of 1.8M TEUS of intermodal capacity by 2022, the Port of Prince Rupert is well positioned to continue its remarkable pace of growth.