November 1, 2020 – The ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert are expected to contend with vessel delays and longer rail container dwell times that emerged this month through the end of the year as Canada’s supply chain adjusts to an extended peak season. Container shortages and weather problems at Asian load ports have thrown vessels off schedule this summer in the eastbound trans-Pacific. Terminal operations in Vancouver and Prince Rupert have been further complicated by the deployment of extra-loader vessels in the trans-Pacific. Meanwhile, the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways have not fully recovered from network disruptions dating back to a dockworker strike at the Port of Montreal in August.