You cannot blame RTI for going after the deal they have with Arch Coal…clearly there was no indication from BC and Albert coal miners that their use of RTI would be increasing.
RTI needs to expand if it is to remain successful and take full advantage of the huge and growing demand for coal in Asian markets. Their deal with Arch Coal is only going to help them achieve funding to expand the terminal here in PR to double capacity, which will only be good for the city and its population (more jobs, higher tax revenues for the city, more spinoff jobs).
These coal miners from BC and Alberta should be happy that this deal will directly contribute to RTI expansion and ability to double its capacity…which in turn will only help these miners bottom lines (since they can obviously ship more of their coal from RTI).
RTI is probaly the success story of 2010 for Prince Rupert.