Toronto, September 26, 2017
On September 1, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) sent a letter to CN to address delays and congestion at Toronto rail terminals. "After months of long wait times to get in at the gate and long delays in service once in the gate, the drayage community and the customers they serve are reaching the end of their ability to cope," said the association.
Currently drivers are waiting between 4-8 hours to be served after gating in at the rail terminals in the GTA, which is hampering their ability to meet specific appointment times. In addition, Canada's mining, agriculture and forestry companies say the poor service offered by Canada's two main rail carriers, CN and CP, is costing them millions of dollars.
CIFFA has urged CN to take five corrective actions:
We will continue to monitor this situation closely and advise accordingly.
If you have any questions concerning shipments booked with Universal Logistics and how they may be impacted by the above, please call (905) 882-4880, ext. 308 – Debbie McGuire, Manager – Freight Solutions.