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Increase in wood pellet exports helped create 2020 spike in port’s cargo volume


February 5, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

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Wood pellets helped to create a spike in cargo volume in 2020 at the port at Prince Rupert. Currently, it is Canada’s third largest port, but it expects to become No. 2 in the country within the next 10 years.

BIV reports the COVID-19 pandemic created opportunities in some sectors of the port, even among a number of challenges.

Exports of wood pellets from Pinnacle Renewable Energy’s Westview Terminal saw a 33 per cent increase.

Shaun Stevenson, the port authority’s president and CEO, said increased demand in Asia of energy and resources will likely continue to boost bulk cargo volume in 2021.

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