Port of Vancouver operations update
To Port of Vancouver’s valued Customers and Stakeholders,
Wildfire activity in the B.C. interior is expected to continue. Hot and dry weather conditions persist and no precipitation is anticipated in the short-term forecast. The impacts to rail operations are evolving and changing quickly.
At the time of this update, reports indicate that the CN mainline between Kamloops and Vancouver is open through Ashcroft; and, CN remains unable to operate between Vancouver and Prince George due to wildfires. CP continues to operate under reduced capacity. Both CN and CP are complying with Ministerial Order (MO) 21-06 requirements, which include targeted speed restrictions, increased equipment inspections, and staging and deployment of additional fire prevention equipment. Today’s Port of Vancouver Daily Import Rail On-dock Footage Summary is available on our Port Dashboard: https://www.portvancouver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Oct-07-2021-Port-of-Vancouver-Container-Terminal-Performance-update-2.pdf
All anchorage class assignments are experiencing heightened demand, with enough supply to accommodate existing requests. Vessels in port (at berth and at anchor) 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. No updates are scheduled over the weekend unless significant changes occur.
- Port Import Rail On-dock Footage Summary: July 16 Update (updated daily Mon-Fri)
- PortVan eHub app: access real-time insights into Port of Vancouver operations. Free to download here on our website 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, and Gateway vessel on-time performance here on our website
- Ministerial Order 21-06 (MO 21-06) issued July 11: Order Pursuant to Section 32.01 of The Railway Safety Act (MO 21-06) (canada.ca)
- BC Wildfire Dashboard
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Thank you for your continued support of the Port of Vancouver.