Prince Rupert Port Authority announced that 2012 was a year of growth and prosperity for the Port and the many communities impacted by its reach
A record 22.2 million tonnes of cargo were processed by the port’s terminal operators in 2012, representing an increase of more than 15 per cent over the 2011 figure. Total revenues for 2012 reached $36.7 million, an increase of over 40 per cent compared to 2011. In 2012, investments of more than $200 million were made in new infrastructure, terminals and expansion projects, and proposed projects were announced that potentially represent more than $20 billion in new terminal development by 2020.
"The prosperity of a port is traditionally measured by its financial health, total tonnage, and the employment and economic activity it generates," said Don Krusel, President and CEO of the Port Authority. "While we are certainly successful by traditional measures, we are also committed to gauging prosperity by our ability to enable Canadian trade, maintain the safety and security of our harbour, protect the local environment, and engage with and invest in the communities where we operate. By incorporating all of these aspects into our corporate vision of success, we are ensuring that Port of Prince Rupert will continue on a path of prosperity for generations."