July 5, 2021 – We wanted to provide you with an update on the impacts of recent British Columbia wildfires on rail operations servicing the Port of Vancouver. All rail service coming into and out of the Port of Vancouver has been halted as a result of the B.C. wildfires. Currently, there are a large number of trains waiting to arrive at the Port of Vancouver. Both CN and CP Rail are working closely with Transport Canada and onsite 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 our container terminal operators, railways, and government to understand the impacts of these delays on terminal operations and to develop a recovery plan. All our customers with cargo transiting through the Port of Vancouver are advised of these potential delays.