January 16, 2018 – A perfect storm is brewing across Canada with weather issues hampering supply chains from coast to coast. With heavy on-dock activity, ship dockings in Vancouver have been delayed. Berth congestion and rail network issues were cited in several vessel bulletins, as were delays due to bad-weather issues in the Pacific. After heavy storms on the East Coast, and several Maritime provinces dealing with flooding, rain and washout effect after a January thaw, maritime activity has been impacted. In Halifax, some vessels were departing with reported 7-8 days’ delay due to accumulated delays from previous voyages and further delay because of the storm hitting the East Coast. Adding to the cumulative delays, container exam waits at CBSA on the West Coast Vancouver terminals are longer than usual, reported at 15 days and over. We will continue to monitor your shipments and advise of any delays.