Port of Vancouver Update & Rail Delays

blog | Jul 07, 2021

Port of Vancouver Update & Rail Delays


CP Customer Advisory: Service Interruption – B.C. Interior Fires 

CP’s main line operations in B.C. are shut down due to wildfires. 

CP teams are on-site and supporting local authorities. Crews have inspected the tracks, and crews and materials have been mobilized to conduct repair work as soon as it is safe to do so. 

Customers should continue to expect delays. 

Given the operational impairments, CP has issued embargoes for the B.C. Interior to manage the traffic into the area. 


Update: Port of Vancouver Operations 

All rail services into and out of the Port of Vancouver have been halted as a result of the B.C. wildfires. Currently, there is a large number of trains waiting to arrive at the port. Both CN and CP Rail are working closely with Transport Canada and on-site inspectors to determine the necessary steps to resume safe rail operations.  

With rail impacts on terminal operations, vessel delays and heightened anchorage demand are expected. The port is working closely with its container terminal operators, railways, and government to understand the impacts of these delays on terminal operations and to develop a recovery plan. 

Real-time insights into the Port of Vancouver operations can be accessed through the PortVan eHub app, which can be downloaded from or through the App Store (search for PortVan eHub or Port of Vancouver). Additionally, daily updates on import rail performance and weekly updates on truck terminal turn time performance are available through the port’s website at

Source: CIFFA