Prince Rupert Grain
Prince Rupert Grain Ltd offers the best route for Canadian grain bound for Asian and mid-east markets.
Prince Rupert Grain Ltd offers the best route for Canadian grain bound for Asian and mid-east markets. Opened in 1985, the terminal was built to improve Canada’s ability to export grain and oilseeds. The facility has an annual export capacity in excess of seven million tonnes, offering the highest throughput of any grain-cleaning elevator in Canada.
Prince Rupert Grain handles wheat, barley, and canola shipped by rail directly from grain elevators on the prairies to the terminal. The terminal also processes and exports byproducts such as grain screening pellets, feed screenings, mixed feed oats and associated commodities.
This state-of-the-art terminal cleans grain as fast as it can be unloaded from rail cars, in excess of 13 cars/hour. The eight shipping bins and three tower-mounted loading spouts can load up to 4,000 tonnes/hour into vessels.
Prince Rupert Grain in Depth
Capacity & Performance
- Annual Throughput Capacity: 7 million tonnes
- Storage Capacity: 202,000 tonnes
- Ship Loading Rate: 4,000 tonne/hour
- Single berth depth: 14.5 m (low tide)
- Ship size limit: 145,000 DWT (Suezmax)
- On- terminal rail trackage: 17 km
- Closer to Asian markets by 36 hours sailing time
- Superior rail connections from prairie grain gathering points
- Deep water, ice-free port provides year-round operations
- Direct access to North Pacific shipping lanes
- Efficient railcar turn-around
- Loading rates significantly higher than those of other west coast terminals
- Capable of cleaning grain and loading at the same rate
- High-tech, computer operated handling systems
- Extensive dust control systems
- Designed to clean to export standard two primary commodities - wheat and barley
- Will also process byproducts such as grain screening pellets (GSP), feed screenings, mixed feed oats and associated commodities