CN mainlines are being physically blocked by groups who are opposed to the completion of a natural gas pipeline in Northern British Columbia. The blockades have caused shutdowns at Tyendinaga, ON, since February 6; New Hazelton, BC, since February 8; and Headingly, MB, since February 12. Read the full CN press release. For additional background information, please refer to the BBC article here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51452217.
Other points to note:
- After last weekend’s updates at the port of Vancouver which primarily impacted Deltaport, normal rail operations have resumed since February 10, without further incident. The port of Vancouver is open for business, as is Halifax, with minor gate disruptions earlier this week but no impact to rail operations. However, the only active rail lane at this point is Halifax-Montreal.
- These blockades are impacting CN but with no international impact to the Canadian Pacific at this point. They are experiencing normal service with all transcontinental & cross border lanes open and unobstructed. They are, however, closely watching developments as the MB & ON protests are occurring in close proximity to their networks as well.
MAP ILLUSTRATING BLOCKADE POINTS ON THE CN NETWORK:
Noatum Logistics is working with our ocean carriers to minimize any delays. We will continue to send additional alerts as we receive updates.
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