Port of Vancouver operations update

July 16, 2021

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.


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