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Bolloré Logistics Canada expands presence in Prince Rupert

[ March 4, 2022   //   ]

Bolloré Logistics opened a new container freight station (CFS) in late February in Prince Rupert (Canada), located approximately 17 km from Prince Rupert’s container terminal. Consisting of a 20,000 square foot warehouse and 2-acre lay down area, the CFS was originally opened to provide container destuffing and transloading services for a large industrial project in region.
Thanks to a strong and continuous activity since its opening with approximately 600 transloads handled and roughly 8000 empty containers stored, it is now ready to take on new customers, the goal being to offer a permanent transload presence at the Port of Prince Rupert.
Prince Rupert is a port city with a population of 12,000 people, located on the northwest coast of British Columbia, Canada and within the traditional territory of the Ts’msyen people. The city has a thriving, full-service port complex.
In recent years, annual throughput at the Port of Prince Rupert has approached 30 million tons, making it one of the largest volume ports in Canada.
A critical milestone for the Port of Prince Rupert was the conversion of a break-bulk terminal to a container terminal in 2007. Since that time, the container terminal’s volumes have risen intensely and even surpassed 1 million TEUs per annum. Notably, the container terminal has been recognized as one of the fastest growing and most efficient in North America.
“Thanks to the size of its infrastructure, the Bolloré Logistics CFS is ready to serve all customers that are looking for transloading alternatives at the Port of Prince Rupert and the west coast – whether they ship retail or industrial cargos.” said Evan Smithanik, Facility Manager at the Bolloré Logistics Prince Rupert CFS. “Our goal is to ensure the CFS becomes the leader in service quality and value creation at the Port of Prince Rupert.”
Available services at the Prince Rupert CFS include container drayage, container stuffing and destuffing, transloading to truck, lift on and lift off services and container storage. Other services, such as bonded warehousing and transloading-to-rail, are under development. The CFS serves all trade lanes transiting through Prince Rupert, especially those connecting east Asia (China, Korea, Japan) with North America – in particular Eastern Canada and the Midwest US.
The CFS can handle a wide variety of retail, industrial and other goods – whether palletized, crated or loose. The CFS has 3-, 5- and 16-ton forklifts as well as container reach-stacker to support its operation. Intermodal customers using the Port of Prince Rupert benefit from reduced inventory costs on account of ocean transit times between Asia and North America that are two days shorter than any other west coast port.