5 July 2023
Freight News

Little sign of congestion on day three of Canada’s port strikes

On day three of the strike at Canada’s west coast ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert there is little sign of congestion building.

The well-telegraphed strike called by Canada’s branch of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union looks to have been well factored in by global carriers with very few containerships in the area today, and some ships clearly deviating to ports south of the border.

In Vancouver’s outer anchorage there a number of bulk carriers waiting for berths but no sign of boxships backing up, while the union has stressed it will continue to service cruise ships during its period of industrial action.

At Prince Rupert, meanwhile, ship tracking data today shows minimal traffic with no vessels backing up.

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