Canada – Port and Rail Delays

Posted on Feb 14


Canadian ports, including the TPEB gateway ports Prince Rupert and Vancouver, are impacted by rail delays caused by demonstrations and blockades of First Nations protesting proposed pipeline projects in Western Canada.

The Canadian National Railway advises that it operations in the affected areas have been interrupted and that a large number of trains had to be cancelled. It advises that it “will be forced to shut significant parts of its Canadian network imminently unless the blockades on its rail lines are removed.”

The Port of Prince Rupert advises that the port continues to operate at reduced capacity, and increased rail container dwell times at the Port of Vancouver indicate that further congestion has to be expected.

Truck traffic is also impacted in the port as protesters are targeting some key roads in the cities for blockades.

Our Ocean Freight Teams are monitoring all shipments and will contact you as soon as possible should your cargo be in any way affected by flight /sailing cancellations or delays.

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