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Port of Vancouver Operations Affected by Floods

Major flooding in British Columbia impacts Canadian port operations and transport links

Severe flooding across British Columbia is continuing to impact Canada's supply chain operations.

Vancouver's port terminals have continued to operate at reduced levels throughout the flooding, however vessels are seeing significant delays with levels at anchorage nearing capacity due to disruption to the rail and road infrastructure across the region. Berths are being assigned in a way that ensures essential services are available within the region.

Truck terminals in the Port of Vancouver are operating under normal conditions across all 4 of its container terminals although there are some backlogs across the country due to the sections of the road network being closed or impassible.

Rail freight has seen the most significant impact with damaged tracks due to landslides, causing all 3 rail routes into the Vancouver terminal to be cut off. One of the lines, operated by Canadian Pacific Rail, is said to be looking to begin moving reduced volumes into the terminal by the middle of this week. However the remaining 2 lines, both operated by Canadian National Rail, are likely to remain impassible until at least the end of the week. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed of any updates.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local Woodland representative or reach out to us here.

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