Port of Vancouver operations update

July 6, 2021

To Port of Vancouver’s valued customers and stakeholders,

We wanted to provide you with an update on the impacts of recent British Columbia wildfires on rail operations servicing the port.

All rail service coming into the Port of Vancouver from the B.C. Interior has been halted as a result of the B.C. wildfires. Currently, there are a large number of trains waiting to arrive at the Port of Vancouver. Both CN and CP Rail are working closely with Transport Canada and onsite inspectors to determine the necessary steps to resume rail operations.

With rail impacts on terminal operations, vessel delays and heightened anchorage demand is expected. We are working closely with our container terminal operators, railways, and government to understand the impacts of these delays on terminal operations and to develop a recovery plan.

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

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’s website at https://www.portvancouver.com/port-dashboard/

Please feel free to forward this update within your organization.

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