Japanese shipping companies eye Prince Rupert BC

Although some freight, primarily auto-related, is being carried by Chinese and Korean ships from Japan to Canada’s new container terminal in Prince Rupert, BC, Japanese shipping companies are taking a wait-and-see attitude before deciding whether to use the new port themselves. Specifically, they want to see how well Canadian National does at moving freight by rail from Prince Rupert to markets in the USA. If the railroad performs well through the winter, Japanese shippers may shift to Prince Rupert when they renew service contracts in spring of 2008.

Information summarized from: Nihon Kaiji Shimbun courtesy of Canadian Embassy Translation Services, Tokyo