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Rail Blockade Updates

The following message was issued by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) on Thursday, February 27, 2020:

Rail Blockades Updates


The blockade on CP’s mainline near Chase, B.C., has ended and CP is resuming operations on its Shuswap Subdivision. Customers should expect near-term delays of 24 to 36 hours.

In Eastern Canada, CP’s rail network has been blockaded by protesters since February 8 at the Kahnawake Mohawk territory, south of Montreal. This blockade has severed rail connections into Atlantic Canada and the U.S., and is preventing CP from serving carload customers in the area. The embargo (CPRS000520) to control the flow of shipments over this part of our network remains in place.

CP is reviewing options to reroute traffic where possible.


CN has posted information about blockades on its rail network on its


As of yesterday afternoon, all blockade locations, except for Caledonia, Ont., had active train movement, although in Tyendinaga, east of Belleville, Ont., its operations remain disrupted and limited. CN is working with the Ontario Provincial Police on resuming normal operations on this part of its network.

For more information, please call David Lychek, Manager &ndash Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.

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