Vancouver port stakeholders say stubbornly high rail container dwell times and vessel delays at anchor have become a “new normal” that could worsen existing bottlenecks when import volumes increase as expected this summer.
17 Nov 2021
After severe weather last weekend caused flooding and mudslides, Vancouver port stakeholders hope that rail service can be restored this weekend to the port, a key entry point for US imports.
04 Oct 2021
Congestion in Vancouver has caused demand for Canadian Pacific’s 53-foot containers to skyrocket and the available supply to become extremely thin.
12 Feb 2019
Container dwell times have spiked as terminal operators and Canadian railroads struggle to add sufficient capacity to handle growing volumes.
26 Sep 2017
Port officials at Prince Rupert said terminal operator DP World is on schedule to restore dwell times and clearing terminal congestion.
21 Sep 2017
Terminal operator DP World is nearing completion on a $200 million upgrade to its Fairview Container Terminal at Prince Rupert, but remaining construction to landside infrastructure has roiled port productivity.
14 Aug 2017
The new terminal, pulling in grain carloads from the western Canadian provinces and the US Midwest, will help alleviate equipment shortages for North American outbound moves.
04 Jan 2017
NFI's acquisition of Dominion Warehousing and Distribution is the latest of several cross-border deals between US and Canadian logistics and transport operators.
17 Apr 2016
Canada's largest port could run into a "brick wall" limiting maritime expansion in coming years, unless provincial rules restricting land use can modified and some local political ill-will overcome.
11 Aug 2015
Customs broker A.N. Deringer is billing its new less-than-containerload service from Hong Kong to Toronto as faster than via U.S. West Coast offerings, and free of U.S. harbor maintenance taxes and customs paperwork.
19 May 2015
Container traffic in Seattle-Tacoma returned to normal in April as the vessel and container backlogs that had developed over four months of labor slowdowns dissipated.
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