We have a serious developing issue in Canada regarding blockades of our National Rail services causing a massive STOPPAGE OF TRAINS AND CARGO MOVEMENT.
Native groups and climate activists have created blockades everywhere across the country on the CN and CP national rail lines disrupting services of trains in protest of a natural gas pipeline project re-launch in BC. This has caused CN to shut down many of their services and there is a huge delay on all ends. Rail terminals at ports on both coasts are also being blocked.
We have very little news, but we do know the protesters have already ignored a second court injunction. CN has stopped moving goods between Western and Eastern Canada and the U.S. Midwest from customers east of the Montreal area. Over 300 trains have been cancelled since the blockades began. CN is staging and parking trains across its network, forcing it to close off sections of the network to further traffic. These shutdowns are impacting multiple supply chains across North America
EXPORT FROM CANADA – Montreal, Vancouver and Halifax Gateways have announced special schedules and times for delivery of export containers and the schedule is changing every day according to volume the terminal can receive for that day. Our truckers are following that constantly changing schedule to deliver export containers as best as they can. No Export containers are guaranteed to meet their cut off per the terminals due to backlog and lack of space to receive containers.
IMPORT CONTAINERS TO CANADA – CN Rail is not moving any containers from Montreal to Eastern Canada and are shutting down trains from Vancouver to Eastern Canada as well. Containers rail dwell time has increased dramatically in Vancouver and Halifax (over 4 to 8 days and growing). Nothing is moving from Montreal,. These dwell times are only going to increase as this issue grows.
We will update as soon as we have more news but in light of the Family Day long weekend we do not expect progress until at least next week.
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We are working on moving the shipments in many different ways to avoid rails and certain ports to least affect your shipments.