Ridley Island Export Logistics Platform

In progress
Est Completion:
Ridley Island

Project Description

The Ridley Island Export Logistics Platform (RIELP) is a port infrastructure project that will enable and support the development of innovative, large scale, export transloading facilities designed to increase efficiencies in export supply chains maximize value to Canadian exporters, and support the growth of the intermodal business in the Port of Prince Rupert. 

The Prince Rupert Port Authority is the project proponent and would build the proposed land, rail, road and utility infrastructure required to support future transloading operations located on the platform. 

Located on the southern end of Ridley Island, the RIELP is designed to host integrated large-scale bulk transload facilities, integrated large-scale breakbulk facilities and an integrated off-dock container yard. Collectively, the platform is designed to support at least 400,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of export transload capacity annually, with the potential to increase capacity to 700,00 (TEUs) for bulk and breakbulk commodities in the future.

The project is designed to create a platform for transloading bulk commodities such as plastic pellets, cereal grains, speciality agriculture crops, lumber, pulp and mineral concentrates to containers for export. The integrated off-dock facility will provide empty container storage for the port’s container terminal operations, enhancing terminal efficiency and capacities. The platform and future operating services located on it will be fully integrated via transportation and technological integration with the container terminal operations.  

The infrastructure project is estimated to have a capital cost of 250 million dollars with a two-year construction timeline and an estimated workforce of 250 people during construction.

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Project Statistics

Estimated Capital Cost

250 Million

Estimated Construction Workforce

250 Person Years

Project Critical Path



Environmental Effects Evaluation start


Estimated construction start


Estimated in service date


Project Critical Updates



Est. completion


Q2 2021

In Progress

Q4 2022

Project Development

Vopak Pacific Canada

Ridley Island


In progress

In progress

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DP World Prince Rupert Inc.

Q4 2023

In Progress