Canada West Coast Port Operational Update

Due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, severe weather conditions in Asia, cargo volume surges into North America, and ongoing terminal improvement projects, import ocean freight containers destined for Canadian inland points that are transiting through each of the terminals at the Port of Vancouver have been experiencing longer than normal…

Canadian Rail Service Continues to Suffer

Source: Chamber of Shipping; CIFFA CN and CP rail services continue to struggle this winter causing a significant backlog of cargo throughout the supply chain and creating a heavy demand on anchorages throughout the west coast.  All commodities and container movements are impacted, and fluidity of the gateway is challenged.  CN is hopeful that an…

Canada West Coast Port Delays

Source: CIFFA The movement of inbound intermodal marine containers destined for points across Canada has been impacted by a combination of recent factors including mudslides, derailments, the onset of winter weather, along with an increase in shipping volumes which has resulted in longer transit times and is negatively affecting supply chains throughout the country. Below…

Increased Dwell Times are Expected to Persist at Canadian West Coast Ports

Source: CIFFA; COSCO Ongoing delays and increased dwell times are expected to persist at Canadian west coast ports for the next several weeks, partly due to increased volumes during this year’s peak shipping season. Terminal dwell times at Deltaport and Prince Rupert are currently running from 6 to 7 days on average, while problems with…