Port of Vancouver operations update

July 15, 2021

To Port of Vancouver’s valued customers and stakeholders,

The wildfire situation in the B.C. interior remains in flux throughout the region. Spot fires may continue to occur and cause disruption, including temporary stoppages of rail services. CP and CN rail lines routed through the impacted area remain operational as both railways work with authorities to ensure safe operations. Trains will continue operating in accordance with the Ministerial Order issued on July 11, 2021, which requires reduced speed limits and fire mitigation measures to be in place.

A copy of the July 11, 2021 Ministerial Order can be found here:  Ministerial Order – July 11, 2021

Anchorage demand remains high and anchorage assignments are near capacity. Demand for large vessel anchorages presently exceeds supply. 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”.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated on any new developments as information becomes available.

Real-time insights into Port of Vancouver operations can be accessed through the PortVan eHub app. The PortVan eHub app can be downloaded at https://www.portvancouver.com/port-dashboard/ehub-app or through the App Store (search for PortVan eHub or Port of Vancouver). Additionally, daily updates on import rail performance and weekly updates on truck terminal turn time performance are available through the port authority’s website at https://www.portvancouver.com/port-dashboard/.

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