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Customer Advisory – Blockades Impact Canadian Rail Network

Updated: February 24, 2020

Please be advised that the Canadian Rail Network is experiencing serious delays due to blockades in Tyendinaga, ON and New Hazelton, BC. The blockades are caused by Canada’s First Nations tribe demonstrations (protests unrelated to CN). These delays have backed up Canada’s Pacific Coast ports and container dwell times have increased at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.

According to CN: “Due to the ongoing blockades on our network, we have been forced to implement the first wave of temporary network shutdowns. We have stopped moving traffic between Western and Eastern Canada to Prince Rupert, B.C. We have stopped moving most goods destined to Western Canada and the US Midwest from customers east of the Montreal area”.

More than 300 trains have been canceled since the blockades began six days ago. It is anticipated that shutdowns on the Canadian network will continue unless the blockades end immediately.

APL Logistics will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as necessary. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your APL Logistics Account Manager or local APL Logistics office.

For more information, please see these news articles:

JOC: Trudeau demands rail blockades end as port cargo backlog builds

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