CN, Prince Rupert Port Authority and DP World Prince Rupert have announced a new weekly marine carrier service at the Fairview Container Terminal.

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) partnered with 2M Alliance and has added Prince Rupert as one of its destinations. With a global reach to over 100 countries, the new ZIM service made its inaugural call at the Port of Prince Rupert on March 27, 2019 with the arrival of ZIM containers on the Maersk Altair vessel.

“Prince Rupert Port Authority is proud to welcome ZIM. The addition of ZIM to the Port further validates its 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 1.8 million TEUs by 2022, the Port can continue to grow to meet the demand for trade through Canada’s leading-edge gateway,” said Shaun Stevenson, the Port’s President & CEO.

“We are excited to welcome our long time customer ZIM to Prince Rupert,” said Keith Reardon, Senior Vice-President, Consumer Product Supply Chain Growth at CN. “With this call ZIM, as a new partner to the 2M Alliance with Maersk and MSC, will benefit from the shortest route from Asia to reach Canadian and U.S. markets. Along with DP World and the Port, we look forward to growing our service together with ZIM.”

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 1.8 million TEUS of intermodal capacity by 2022, the Port is well positioned to continue its remarkable pace of growth.

“We are pleased to welcome ZIM to DP World Prince Rupert”, said Maksim Mihic, General Manager of DP World (Canada) Inc. “This highlights the growing demand for Fairview container terminal’s reliable and cost-effective services.”

“We are very glad to add Prince Rupert to our growing portfolio, as part of our renewed Asia-Pacific North West services, in addition to our other Pacific North West (PNW) gateways. Our strategic cooperation with the 2M Alliance allows us to offer our customers the premium solutions and the unique advantages the new Prince Rupert call can provide,” said Nissim Yochai, ZIM Executive Vice-President, Pacific Trade.