Ray-Mont Logistics has announced that a new facility for bagging plastic pellets in containers and shipping them out of the port of Prince Rupert is currently being built. The project’s first phase is currently under construction and is expected to be completed by the end of August 2019. Once the first phase is completed, the multi-million dollar facility will improve the speed and efficiency of plastic pellet exports in containers for producers in Alberta served by CN. Having the ability to bag their product locally at the port, producers will now have direct access to the shipping lines that call on this key Canadian West Coast gateway, accessing the global market.
“This project will reroute and realign the movement of plastics in North America,” said Charles Raymond, President and CEO of Ray-Mont Logistics. “This facility will be a scalable example of the power of an efficient supply chain. Shippers now have more options than before to access Asian markets without any warehousing or double handling. This unique process is faster and reduces costs for everyone.”
Ray-Mont Logistic’s project is an example of how CN is offering its customers the advantage and strength of its Prince Rupert facilities to export to new markets by having export products repackaged to meet the needs of foreign buyers, explained JJ Ruest, President and CEO of CN. “We are proud to be active participants in this project and to be working hand in hand with Ray-Mont, shippers, and Prince Rupert Port Authority. We look forward to many more projects to come.”
“The Prince Rupert gateway continues to create new opportunities for Canadian exporters to reach Asian markets, as evident in the 25 per cent growth in laden containerized exports year over year in 2018,” said Shaun Stevenson, President and CEO of Prince Rupert Port Authority. “Ray-Mont Logistics and CN are strong partners within the Prince Rupert gateway and we are pleased to see them develop this capacity providing increased global reach for shippers.”