Prince Rupert Grain Terminal

PRINCE RUPERT GRAIN LTD.
Built in 1985, the Prince Rupert Grain Terminal is one of Canada’s leading modern terminal that has the highest throughput of any grain cleaning elevator in Canada. It has the capacity to ship excess of seven million tonnes per year and a storage capacity of 202,000 tonnes. The average loading rate of cargo shipped from this terminal varies from 2,800 TPH (Canola) to 3,500 TPH (Wheat). The terminal can load up to just over 4,000 TPH.

 

Location – Ridley Island – Approximately 15 kilometers out of Prince Rupert
Operator – Prince Rupert Grain Ltd.
Principal Cargoes – Wheat & barley, Canola, Grain Screening Pellets (GSP’s) and mixed feed oats
Loadrate – Up to 4,000 tons per hour – Average load rate between 2,500/3,500 TPH

Terminal Specifications:

Railyard
Receiving/departure tracks = 4 @ 2200 m
PRG “loads” tracks = 4 @ 20 cars
PRG “empties” tracks = 2 @ 20 cars
PRG “transfer” tracks = 2 @ 60 cars
PRG “loading” tracks = 1 @ 55 cars
Total site trackage = 17 km

Unloading and Receiving
Unloading stations = Two
Conveying routes = 2 @ 1200 tph
Weigh scales = 2 with 2 hoppers each
Receiving bins = 24 @ 100 tons

Storage Annex
Capacity (wheat equivalent) = 202,000 tons
Bins = 60 @ 3100 tons / 32 @ 500 tons
Routes to storage = 4 @ 1200 tph

Loading
Routes from storage = 4 @ 1200 tph
Shipping scales = Two
Shipping bins = 8 @ 750 tph
Routes to vessel = 2 @ 2000 tph
Loading spouts = three

Berth
Length of berth = 240 meters
Depth at berth = 14.50 @ llw
Bollard Pull = 100 Ton
Maximum berth speed = 12.5 cm/second (0.24 knots)
2 shore anchored mooring buoys required for vessels in excess of 240 meters

Restrictions
Maximum length = 285 meters
Minimum deadweight = 10,000 tons
Maximum deadweight = 145,000 tons
Airdraft = 21 meters