Supplying in-demand wood products to international markets 

The Port of Prince Rupert receives logs, lumber, paper/pulp, and wood pellets from across Western Canada, and connects these key forestry suppliers to overseas markets in western Europe and Asia.  

Westview Wood Pellet Terminal

The Westview Wood Pellet Terminal is the first purpose-built wood pellet export facility in North America. The facility has an annual capacity to ship 1.25 million tonnes of wood pellets to world markets for use in power generation. 

Wood pellets are made from waste wood material such as logging waste and sawmill residue. The pellets are produced by compressing the waste wood material under high temperatures. The lignin in the wood forms a natural glue that holds the pellets together as it cools. The world market for wood pellet fuels is rapidly growing as a result of demand for renewable biomass fuels to replace fossil fuels in power boilers and space heating. 

Fairview Container Terminal

Every container stuffed with lumber and each bulk shipment of wood pellets that is exported through the Port of Prince Rupert represents the demanding work and commitment of B.C.’s natural resource and gateway services industries.   

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