British Columbia Ports - Update

blog | Aug 10, 2023

On Friday, August 4, port workers in British Columbia accepted a new tentative deal with their employers, bringing an end to a tumultuous, weeks-long contract dispute that paralyzed industries and supply chains across Canada.  

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) said the majority of its 7400+ members voted to ratify a deal reached with the help from the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB). 
With this positive development, we are also pleased to report that approximately 50% of our container volumes, which arrived at BC ports in July, have been loaded to rail or have arrived at their final inland destination.  

Vancouver final mile container movements are also showing signs of recovery at this time. Although these numbers are very encouraging, we will continue to monitor port and rail dwell times closely over the coming weeks. 
In a continued effort to support our customers, Delmar has scaled up its Prince Rupert (PRR) allocations, as this Canadian entry port appears to be more fluid. Delmar will continue to maximize the routing of our Full Container (FCL) and Groupage (LCL) Containers via this gateway. 

For additional information and assistance, please contact your local Delmar Representative.