Rail and road operations servicing the Port of Vancouver are heavily impacted by recent flooding in British Columbia.
All rail service coming to and from the Port of Vancouver is halted because of flooding in the B.C. interior. Both CN and CP Rail indicate that no rail traffic is currently able to transit between Kamloops and Vancouver. Both rail lines are conducting damage assessments of multiple impacted sites and infrastructure threats to establish access and repair activities required. A time frame for reopening of the rail lines will be known once damage assessments are complete.
Vessel delays and heightened anchorage demand are expected due to disruptions to terminal operations. The port is working with terminal operators, railways and all levels of government to understand the impacts of these delays on terminal operations and to develop a recovery plan.
Flooding has also caused numerous highway closures due to washouts and landslide debris throughout southwestern B.C., including all main routes to the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley regions. Damage to roadway infrastructure is currently being assessed.
Daily updates on import rail performance and weekly updates on truck terminal turn time performance are available here.
Source: Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA)
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