Due to a number of factors including severe winter weather, derailments, lack of sufficient railcars and higher shipping volumes prior to Chinese New Year, the Port of Prince Rupert is currently experiencing severe congestion which has resulted in a backlog of import containers and higher than usual dwell times.
In order to alleviate the congestion at the terminal and to reduce the impact on the movement of cargo COSCO has decided that shipments on their CPNW vessel Xin Fei Zhou v.037N (with original ETA in Prince Rupert on Jan 29, 2018 and ETA in Vancouver on Feb 1, 2018) will be diverted for discharge at the Port of Vancouver’s Centerm terminal.
Containers destined to Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Calgary that were originally scheduled to be discharged in Prince Rupert will now be discharged in Vancouver.
Delmar will work closely with all stakeholders to ensure delays are minimized and that the impact to our customers’ supply chains are mitigated as much as possible.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting your local Delmar representative.