CN and CP Intermodal Terminals in Toronto and Montreal - Congestion Update

blog | Aug 26, 2022

CN and CP Intermodal Terminals in Toronto and Montreal - Congestion Update

CN and CP continue to face high volumes of loaded steamship line import containers dwelling at its intermodal terminals in Toronto and Montreal. Various relief container yards have been set up to help manage excessive volumes as mentioned in our most recent notice 

Terminals continue to struggle with processing the high volume of containers entering the Canadian market from overseas due to the lack of space and insufficient drayage capacity within these metro areas, specifically Toronto and Montreal.  

The industry is also facing a lack of terminal space for empty returns of steamship owned containers, which has added further pressure to Toronto and Montreal drayage and warehousing companies.  

Terminals encourage all clients to pick up their import containers in a timely manner.  

With many factors outside of Delmar’s control, we are working diligently to prioritize the pickup of aging full and empty containers, and we are working together with various stakeholders to help ease the pressure. 


Please be advised that all charges related to the above congestion problems, including but not limited to shuttle fees, storage, detention, demurrage, additional drayage and truck waiting time will be billed to the client as per outlay.  


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