PORT OF VANCOUVER
November 22nd 2021 Disruption Notice on all new containers to all Canadian retailers/distributors.
The Vancouver gateway continues to experience disrupted rail and truck movement due to widespread flooding throughout the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley regions. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is working with our supply chain partners including railways and terminals, and lead agencies at various levels of government. As with everyone involved in the response to this situation, the current priorities are public safety and facilitating essential services.
As you may already be aware, BC has entered a state of emergency due to the devastation of this week’s flooding, essentially cutting off all ground transportation between Vancouver and the rest of the province and the country. As BC navigates the natural disaster, there are currently no navigational roads travelling to or from Vancouver connecting the rest of Canada. At this time, there is also no projected reopening date for major roads.
Please be aware that this will directly impact both small parcel and LTL shipments going into BC, as most carriers have suspended deliveries and pickups particularly to Vancouver and Vancouver Island for the time being.
As of now, all zone skipping carriers will be inducting BC bound shipments at the Calgary depot instead, as it is the closest destination to BC. To better understand how this process will be managed, please contact your Account Manager, Jeremy Davidson at email@example.com
We empathize with this untimely situation for business owners/retailers and distributors given that the holiday season is just around the corner. We will continue to keep you updated on when you can expect roads to reopen.
November 23rd Update
CN and CP’s rail lines serving the port between Kamloops and Vancouver have been out of service this week following a deadly storm that brought heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides. Forty vessels were at anchor at the Port of Vancouver — Canada’s busiest — as of Friday Nov. 19th 2021 as backlogs of shipments of raw materials, including large amounts of grain, have continued to mount.
UPDATE On ELS Canada Containers ( Dec. 8th, 2021 - ETA to distributors across Canada)
As of today, the port of Vancouver has advised that our containers have been release from the previously anchored ship and has docked into the Port of Vancouver's terminal awaiting to be loaded onto the CN rail for expedited service. This was a cost incurred by ELS Canada to assure our communities obtain their stock as soon as possible. The port of Vancouver has advised our logistic fleet's team that the distribution of the products will be in the Manitoba, Toronto, Quebec, Nova Scotia Regions by Dec. 17th, 2021. Please allow a few extra days in case of any weather disruptions to our fleet vehicles.
Kindly note that whilst things are getting back to normal, both small parcel and LTL carriers are still experiencing pickup and delivery delays in BC as a result of the backlog. LTL carriers may apply additional Detour Charges for shipments coming in and out of BC. For more information please reach out to your account manager or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We Appreciate your patience.
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