Port of Vancouver operations update

December 20, 2021

To Port of Vancouver’s valued customers and stakeholders,

As the flood-event impact on rail operations serving the Port of Vancouver has decreased significantly and recovery production volumes have stabilized, the port authority will no longer send operations updates as of today, Monday, December 20. We will continue to monitor the situation and will recommence communications on an as-needed basis.

Rail operations:

Port of Vancouver rail production (December 20):

  • Grain unloads:  528
  • Container terminal rail production (last seven days):
    • Dec 20 = 34,805 ft
    • Dec 19 = 36,160 ft
    • Dec 18 = 61,888 ft
    • Dec 17 = 49,433 ft
    • Dec 16 = 45,480 ft
    • Dec 15 = 52,998 ft
    • Dec 14 = 53,561 ft
  • Container import on-dock footage:  378,692 ft

Truck operations:

Port of Vancouver truck activity (December 20):

  • Container truck reservations:  2,678

Marine operations:  Demand for anchorages remains high. 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 (December 20):

  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (English Bay, inner harbour, Indian Arm):  81%
  • Southern Gulf Islands:  66%


  • 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, and gateway vessel on-time performance through the port authority’s website (Performance Metrics).
  • Port operations updates: Operations Updates
  • State of Emergency Declaration:  State of Emergency Declaration (issued November 17, 2021)
  • State of Emergency Extension: State of Emergency Extension (issued November 20, 2021)
  • Government of Canada storage project news release: Supply Chain Container Storage Project

Please feel free to forward this update within your organization.

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