Toronto, November 23, 2021
The Vancouver gateway continues to experience disrupted rail and truck movement due to flooding throughout the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley regions. Significant progress on repairs was made over the weekend on both rail and highway infrastructure.
Rail operations: CN and CP crews and engineering teams continue to make significant progress clearing debris and undertaking repairs to damaged rail infrastructure between Kamloops and Vancouver. CP anticipates having its mainline operational by late Tuesday. CN expects to open its mainline on Wednesday. Rail service on restored lines will resume when it is safe to do so.
Truck operations: Trucks are operating under normal conditions at all four container terminals. One highway route through the flood-impacted Fraser Valley is open for regular traffic between Metro Vancouver and the B.C. interior. Reconstruction and repairs on all major roadways continue. At the same time, U.S. Customs has also implemented interim measures to facilitate the movement of goods via the U.S. to avoid the flood-affected areas in Vancouver.
Marine operations: Anchorage demand is high and nearing capacity across all vessel types. Anchorages are assigned in a manner that ensures fluidity across all ship types and maintains essential services. The total number of containers on the dock has increased by almost 40,000 containers since Friday.
The provincial state of emergency declared by the British Columbia Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General remains in place.
For more information, please call David Lychek, Director – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.