Trigon Pacific Terminals marked what it calls a banner year in 2023, with exports up 36 per cent from 2022.
Trigon Terminals – a bulk terminal operator whose main commodity is coal – handled 10.6 million tonnes of dry and liquid bulk products in 2023, Trigon said in a news release. That is roughly half of total exports from the Port of Prince Rupert Port, Trigon said.
Trigon handles steelmaking and thermal coal, petroleum coke and iron ore pellets.
More than half of all commodities shipped through the bulk terminal go to Japan, China, South Korea, India, and parts of Europe.
Trigon CEO Rob Booker credited both the Canadian National Railway and the local dock workers union — the International Longshore and Warehouse (ILUW) Local 523 — for it cooperation in keepings things operating smoothly at the terminal.
“It was a very strong year for our terminal – in the volumes we handled, our safety and environmental performance and our connections with local communities,” Booker said. “This was in large part due to the close partnership between our valued customers and the Trigon team, in particular the strong commitment of ILWU 523 to ensuring Trigon’s success.
Trigon said it made good progress in 2023 on its Berth Two Beyond Carbon (B2BC) project, which will add a second berth to the terminal.
Trigon Terminals was formerly known as Ridley Terminals, and was owned by the federal government. It was privatized in 2019.