Recent wildfires in British Columbia damaged tracks and caused train shipments to stop, creating a bottleneck of exports and delaying imports. The tracks affected are operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CPR) and Canadian National Railway Co. (CNR), two companies that account for the bulk of train transportation in Vancouver.
CPR has resumed mainline rail operations, but it will take time to get shipments moving normally again. CNR is still working on repairs and will take a couple of more days.
As a result of the rail line closures, berth availability for vessels at the Vancouver port is delayed. There is also a large backlog, and customers should expect delays of 72 to 96 hours.
If you have any concerns about your shipments, please reach out to your Deringer Customer Service Center.