Rail flows from ports to the Canadian metropolises of Toronto and Montreal are stuck in low gear, with no end of the congestion in sight.
Boxes have piled up at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, as it takes longer to move them off the docks to urban centres in the east. On July 12, three out of four container facilities at the port of Vancouver (Centerm, Deltaport and Fraser Valley Docks) showed box dwell times in excess of seven days.
For the rail carriers, the port’s website indicated dwell times of more than seven days at three of the four facilities served by Canadian National (CN) and one of the three Canadian Pacific (CP) sites.
This is the result of problems in the interior, notably clogged up rail facilities in the Toronto area and Montreal.
Read more in an article from The Loadstar.