Port of Vancouver operations update

November 17, 2021

To Port of Vancouver’s valued customers and stakeholders,

The Vancouver gateway is experiencing significantly disrupted rail and truck movement due to widespread flooding throughout the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley regions. Despite these impacts, marine terminals at the Port of Vancouver are still operating.

Transport Canada is working closely with emergency services to ensure public safety and to assess infrastructure damage to impacted areas. Damage assessments have been hindered by logistical and safety concerns due to evacuation orders issued in multiple communities.

CN and CP main rail corridors are not currently operational between Vancouver and Kamloops due to washouts and landslides. Both CN and CP crews are clearing debris and conducting repairs at multiple sites with progress being made in restoring some impacted rail sections. A timeline for fully restored rail operations to the west coast is currently unavailable.

Vessel delays and heightened anchorage demand due to disrupted terminal operations are expected. Vessels in port can be viewed on the home page of the PortVan eHub app by selecting “Vessels in Port”.

Flooding impacts on highways remain severe and widespread throughout southwestern B.C. All main highway routes to the Metro Vancouver area are closed. Resumption of traffic is expected to take two to three days. Damage assessments of roadway infrastructure are ongoing.

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

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