CN Third Relief Container Yard & Tariff Update

blog | Jul 22, 2022

CN Third Relief Container Yard & Tariff Update

The current intermodal supply chain landscape in Canada is experiencing extreme disruption, primarily due to the extended periods of time that loaded import containers remain at inland terminals without being picked up by consignees. Please visit our website to read a previous notice regarding the congestion.  

Unfortunately, the failure of those responsible to receive and handle these containers has had a cascading effect on the supply chain, and has forced CN to delay the movement of containers received at ports (West Coast in particular) because of a lack of space available to receive them at CN inland rail ramps in Toronto and Montreal.  
To keep terminals operating in a safe and efficient manner, CN is coordinating with terminal operators to meter incoming traffic from the ports in a manner that matches out-gate traffic at destination terminals.  

As of July 18, 2022, CN has opened a third relief container yard in the Toronto area with 24/7 operations: 

Container Storage Solutions  

8373 Mayfield Rd, Brampton, ON L6P 0H5  


The pickup location for any containers shuttled to this off-site location will be updated and can be found here. This new inland capacity will help to keep the supply chain moving as well as assist with reducing congestion at the ports and vessel wait time. To subscribe for extended storage at this new off-site location, please send an email to 48 hours prior to the train arrival.

Other changes that you should be aware of include:  

  1. The container shuttle fee will increase from $150 to $300 per unit in CN 9100 item 6900.  
  2. The storage fees for units at Mississauga Intermodal Service Center will increase to be the same as storage fees in Brampton and Malport (Group 1) as per CN 9100 item 6500. The storage fee for all other locations (Paul’s Transport and Container Storage Solutions) is $300 per unit per day.  


Source: CN   


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