April 20, 2018 – In the event of a labour disruption at CP, CN has advised that it will immediately take the following actions to avoid impacting its operational performance:
• Embargo all loads and revenue empties to and from all their interchanges.
• Continue to serve dual serve customers – based on its regular run rates. It will not accept additional empties or loads beyond the traffic that is being handled today.
• Continue to serve CN steamship lines at agreed-to allocation levels by port.
• Continue to directly serve the terminals of Vanterm and Centerm in the Port of Vancouver.
Further, it said, the co-production agreement in Southern British Columbia will not be in effect in the event of a strike. CN will continue to serve Vancouver exclusively on CN direct lines. Canaan Transport interprets these comments as an acknowledgement that CN will be affected by any strike at CP Rail.