RAY-MONT LOGISTICS ADDING FACILITY FOR EXPORT OF CONTAINERIZED CROPS AT PORT OF PRINCE RUPERT
The Port of Prince Rupert announced an expansion project for containerized cargo on Ridley Island, helping crops from the Canadian agricultural industry reach international markets while expanding intermodal logistics capacities.
The Port’s Communications Officer Monika Cote says they’re excited to work with Ray-Mont Logistics, a company out of Quebec, which hopes to employ up to 40 people locally, once the 10 acre facility is complete.
“Its great news for Prince Rupert and it’s important to note that this is complementing existing logistic services in Prince Rupert that currently include the quick load facility, which stuffs lumber into containers. It uses our existing terminal, Fairview Terminal to help move different crops to specialty markets overseas,” says Cote.
The facility will include a rail loop corridor in excess of 100 railcars, a grain dumper pit, and a state-of-the-art conveyance system.
Cote says construction is already underway as site clearing has begun and they hope to be in operation by late summer, early fall for the 2017 crop year.