February 12, 2020 – Due to the ongoing blockades throughout Canada, CN Rail has been forced to implement the first wave of temporary network shutdowns:

• traffic between Western and Eastern Canada to Prince Rupert, B.C has been stopped

• most goods destined to Western Canada and the US Midwest from customers east of the Montreal area have stopped moving as well.

• Unless the blockades come to an immediate end, further shutdowns will occur over the next days.

According to information received from the carriers, CN will stop issuing reservations for traffic destined to Port of Montreal, Port of Halifax, Port of Vancouver, due to the significant backlog of traffic on rail and terminals destined to the three ports.