Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project

The Prince Rupert Port Authority and the Canadian National Railway Company are proposing to expand its existing Fairview Container Terminal in Prince Rupert Harbour to increase the facility's current design capacity of 500,000 TEUs per annum (twenty foot equivalent) to 2,000,000 TEUs per annum. This will included extending the wharf structure and expanding the on-shore terminal components. This project will include:

  • site clearing, grubbing, grading, stripping, and cut and fill;
  • large volume rock cuts;
  • on-site construction of ten concrete caissons;
  • construction of a pile and deck extension of the existing wharf;
  • dredging in front of the proposed caissons and for the containment berm and wharf structure;
  • construction of a rock berm and mattress;
  • in-filling (riparian, intertidal, and subtidal habitat) behind the containment berm (16 hectares);
  • installation of caissons and construction of the wharf topside;
  • eastern re-alignment of the existing CN Rail mainline across the proposed terminal;
  • container and intermodal yard facilities construction (14,000 m total linear track);
  • construction of two CN Rail sidings and an access road between the terminal and the southern end of Kaien Island (infilling of riparian and intertidal habitat, culvert extensions); and
  • construction of a CN Rail locomotive wye at the south end of Kaien Island (infilling of salt water lagoon habitat).

Latest update

March 6, 2013 - The Decision of Responsible Authorities has been taken.



Prince Rupert Port Authority
200 - 215 Cow Bay Rd.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2
Telephone: 250-627-5621
Email: info@rupertport.com

  • Location

    • Casey Point (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Prince Rupert Port Authority and Canadian National Railway Company
  • Authorities

    • Canadian Transportation Agency
    • Environment Canada
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Comprehensive study under CEAA 1992
  • Reference Number


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