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Here's an update on Operational Interruptions at Vancouver and Montreal, Canada - Update 6

Here is the latest update to the recent events that have impacted transportation into and out of Vancouver:  Rail and road operations servicing the Port of Vancouver remain impacted by recent flooding/washout.

Significant precipitation continues to fall on Southwestern B.C. As a result, some closures have occurred on restored rail and road infrastructure.


  • Highway 1: Closed.
  • Highway 99: Closed.
  • Highway 3: Open for essential travel only.
  • Highway 7: Open for essential travel only.
  • Highway 5: Closed (long term).


  • CN mainline washout over the weekend. Line clear date: TBA.
  • A CP rail link to/from Vancouver remains open since November 23.
  • Service expectations: In recovery. Train fluidity to improve over the next number of weeks.

CP Rail:

  • LACHINE (Montreal): No exports accepted to Port of Vancouver.
  • VAUGHAN (Toronto) (in effect until 12/02 23:59): Dry exports accepted to Port of Montreal and GCT Vancouver (no reefers).
  • All other CP Ramps: Dry exports accepted (no reefers).

CN Rail:

  • US Ramps: Accepting dry export traffic (no reefers).
  • Canadian Ramps: Limited capacity accepted for export loads (no reefers).

Port of Vancouver:

  • Vessel delays, increased yard congestion and heightened anchorage demand continues.
  • Full recovery expected to take a number of weeks.
  • THEA Vessels at anchor, or, drifting (berth availability is TBA):
    • PN2; Navios Unison V08, ONE Arcadia V58
    • PN3; Seaspan Beacon V02, Seaspan Yangtze V18
    • PN4; Czech V104, Hyundai Brave V97
  • THEA vessels at Berth: 
    • PN3; Hyundai Singapore V124 (working, ETD: 12/01 pm).

GCT Delta Port:

  • Import CY gate remains open.
  • Limited export receiving, vessel/rail operations.

DP World Fraser Surrey:

  • Limited operations.

We will continue to update you on the developments once more details are made available. If you should have questions or require additional information, please contact our customer service team at your location, who will guide you based on your individual situation.

You can access the previous update concerning the Port of Vancouver here.


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