In light of recent flooding in British Columbia, the Port of Vancouver has issued an update: All rail service coming to and from the Port of Vancouver has been halted due to flooding in the B.C. Interior as there is currently no transit between Kamloops and Vancouver. Both CN and CP Rail lines are assessing damage and will give a timeframe for re-opening once the assessments are complete. Flooding has also caused numerous highway closures throughout southwestern B.C. including all main routes to Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley regions. These roadway damages are currently being assessed.
Vessel delays and anchorage demands are expected to increase as a result and the Port of Vancouver is working closely with railways, terminal operators, and all levels of government to understand the impact of these delays and to develop a recovery plan. We will keep you updated as the situation unfolds.
1. Port of Vancouver Operations Update – November 16, 2021 – Update #1, Port of Vancouver email.