January 13, 2021 – The purpose of this message is to update you on the current situation as it relates to the overall supply chain congestion in Canadian ports. As you may be aware, major rail providers in the Greater Toronto and Greater Montreal area are experiencing a high level of volumes and congestion in their yards. This is causing a ripple effect to other depots in the area as empty import return containers have had to be redirected to their yards. These depots are now reaching maximum capacity, resulting in longer wait times or an inability to accepting empty import returns until space becomes available. The carriers are working to resolve this backlog as quickly as possible and are starting to see results. Concerns may continue to be noted until early March 2021, based on overall demand and capacity.