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Flooding cuts off Port of Vancouver rail service

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Flooding and landslides in British Columbia have cut off the Port of Vancouver from all rail services as officials warned on Tuesday of forthcoming vessel delays and disruptions to terminal operations.

Significant portions of CN and Canadian Pacific rail lines serving the port — Canada’s largest — were shut down after heavy rain pounded the province and the Pacific Northwest. The consequences likely will be felt throughout the Canadian supply chain, adding delays for shipments of everything from containers to bulk commodities.

“Vessel delays and heightened anchorage demand are expected due to disruptions to terminal operations,” port spokesperson Matti Polychronis wrote in an email. “We are working closely with our terminal operators, railways, and all levels of government to understand the impacts of these delays on terminal operations and to develop a recovery plan.”

As of Tuesday night, the port reported 32 vessels at anchor.

Over the summer, Vancouver was hit with another major disruption to rail service caused by wildfires. It led to significant backlogs that were felt for weeks.

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Source: Freight Waves; American Shipper

Farrow Update: Farrow is currently assisting clients with in-bond shipping in and out of Vancouver through the US to Eastern Canada. 

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