Port of Vancouver operations update

March 21, 2022

To Port of Vancouver’s valued customers and stakeholders,

CP Rail and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) commenced a work stoppage at 0001 Sunday, March 20. The work stoppage impacts all CP rail services operating in Canada.

CP placed an embargo, effective March 20, 2022, on shipments routing to and from its Canadian locations. The embargo applies to all shipments originating in Canada that are billed to any Canadian or US destination, and all shipments originating in the US that are billed to any Canadian destination.

Rail operations:

CN rail operations continue to operate.

Port of Vancouver rail production (March 21):

  • Grain railcar unloads:  327
  • Container terminal rail production:  67,701 ft
  • Container import on-dock footage:  399,191 ft

Truck operations:

Port of Vancouver truck activity (March 21):

  • Container truck reservations:  2,703

Marine operations:

Anchorages are assigned in a manner that ensures fluidity across all ship types and maintains essential services. Vessels in port can be viewed on the home page of the PortVan eHub app by selecting “Vessels in Port”.

Port of Vancouver anchorage occupation (March 21):

  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (English Bay, inner habour, Indian Arm):  74%
  • Southern Gulf Islands:  59%

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed on any new developments as they arise.


  • Port import rail on-dock footage summary: Import Rail On-dock Footage (updated daily Monday-Friday)
  • PortVan eHub app: access real-time insights into Port of Vancouver operations via the port authority’s mobile app eHub.  Download from the port authority’s website (eHub) or through the App Store (search for “PortVan eHub” or “Port of Vancouver”)
  • Port dashboard: view updates on import rail performance, truck terminal turn times, gateway vessel on-time performance, and container vessels at anchor/berth through the port authority’s website (Performance Metrics).
  • Port operations updatesOperations Updates

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Thank you for your continued support of the Port of Vancouver.