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Prince Rupert Port Lures U.S. Containers

(Cargonews Asia)

Prince Rupert, a remote port luring tourists with the slogan “Where Canada’s Wilderness Begins,” may get a new motto: Asia’s Gateway to Chicago.

Container ships sailing across the northern Pacific are carrying more cargo and are setting course for British Columbia to avoid delays from a possible strike by U.S. West Coast longshoremen, reported Bloomberg.

Traffic in Prince Rupert soared 49% in July from a year earlier, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence, while volume dropped 19% in Seattle, its nearest major U.S. rival. Read more here.