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Terminal congestion in the Greater Toronto Area

Major rail providers in the Greater Toronto Area are experiencing high levels of volume and congestion at their local yards. The main concern at this point is the return of empty import containers, returned to terminals after unloading.

As the main terminals in Toronto reached capacity, secondary depots have had empty containers redirected to their yards. These depots are now reaching maximum capacity, resulting in longer wait times or the inability to accept empty import returns until space becomes available. In many cases empty containers are being held at truck carrier terminals, awaiting a return time to become available. As a result, extra costs related to chassis detention and yard storage, as billed by truck carriers, are being incurred.

We will continue to monitor this situation and advise accordingly.

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

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