Our History

A History of Success

Trigon’s 40+ year track record makes us a committed and long-standing industrial operation in modern day British Columbia. But the history of the lands on which our terminal is located and of the surrounding region stretches back so much further, and is strongly tied to the 10,000+ year presence of the Nine Allied Tsimshian Tribes on whose traditional territories Trigon is situated.Today, we actively collaborate with and learn from nearby Indigenous communities to better understand the specific history, traditional uses and significance of our site. What we present below are a few highlights from our own operational evolution since our founding.

November 2022

Trigon was awarded $75 million in federal National Trade Corridors Funding, in support of its infrastructure and business-development strategy

December 2022

Trigon began construction of its “Berth Two Beyond Carbon” project, with an expected completion date of 2027

proposed liquid petroleum gas export project

November 2023

Trigon announces plans to re-purpose some terminal lands for a proposed liquid petroleum gas export project

May 2019

Bulk liquefied propane shipments began in a partnership between RTI and AltaGas

December 2019

RTI’s privatization deal closed, with the Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation becoming part of the ownership group

April 2022

RTI re-branded as Trigon Pacific Terminals, a name inspired by Coast Tsimshian artistic traditions

June 8, 1984

The terminal officially opened as Ridley Terminals Inc. (RTI), a federal Crown corporation

End of 1984

The terminal reached an impressive capacity milestone of 5.5 million tonnes shipped in its first year of operation

September 2018

The Suikai loaded the terminal’s 200 millionth tonne, during the terminals 35th year of operation

January 1984

The terminal loaded its first ship – the Shoryu Maru

November 1983

The terminal received its first load of coal by rail

Late 1970s - Early 1980s

Road, rail and other infrastructure was developed


Canadian Federal government announced intent to develop the site


Ridley Island first identified as a candidate site for a marine export terminal in a study commissioned by CN Rail