Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Prince Rupert, a remote port luring tourists with the slogan "Where Canada's Wilderness Begins," may want to consider 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. Traffic in Prince Rupert soared 49 percent in July from a year earlier, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence, while volume dropped 19 percent in Seattle, its nearest major U.S. rival. (Video courtesy of the Prince Rupert Port Authority. Source: Bloomberg)