Asia-Pacific Trade Gateway



Closer by up to 3 days sailing than any other port on the coast of North America, Prince Rupert’s status as a gateway to the Asia-Pacific is among the most entrenched of our current trade advantages. Prince Rupert’s port is 36 hours closer to Shanghai than Vancouver and over 68 hours closer than Los Angeles. Prince Rupert offers shippers immense savings and risk reduction for goods transported along the Asia-Pacific trade corridor. 


Thanks in great part to the hard work of the Port of Prince Rupert and CN Rail, Hays’ original plan for Prince Rupert as a gateway to the Asia-Pacific has now largely come to fruition. Prince Rupert has increased trade volumes to Asia through our port, a goal outlined in the Port of Prince Rupert’s own 2020 Gateway vision. Meanwhile, DP World, the new owner/operator at Fairview Container facility, is currently undergoing an expansion northward to deliver more than 1.2 million TEUs (shipping containers), with the possibility of future expansion to come.


More information about the Port of Prince Rupert, its vision and its operations can be found online at