The project will expand the existing Fairview Terminal by extending the wharf by 800 metres, increasing the dock area to 56 hectares and quadrupling the number of cranes. The expanded facility will have an on-site storage capacity of 25,000 TEUs and plans also include construction of a new industrial access road between Fairview Terminal and Ridley Island.
The expansion will increase the capacity of the facility from the current 750,000 to 2 million TEUs.
On August 29 2017 the Port of Prince Rupert announced the conclusion of the two-year "Phase 2 North" expansion project. The expansion grows Fairview Container Terminal's annual throughput capacity from 850,000 to 1.35 million TEU's.