Second ship calls on Container port, spurring speculation on future arrivals

The much anticipated second ship pulled alongside the Fairview Container Terminal dock on last week, making for double the amount of arrivals per week at the port and starting speculation as to when more vessels may call on the Port of Prince Rupert.

The addition of a second vessel however won’t translate into a sudden surge in employment on the waterfront, as Maher Terminals already has more than enough workers on call to handle the extra volume and in fact it will mainly result in more hours for those that handle the first vessel of the week on Wednesday’s.

Something that will be a bit of a disappointment to the many applicants who secured a much coveted union number last summer and still wait for a call to a regular and profitable workday on the docks…

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