Please be advised that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) on July 1, 2023 set up picket lines as of 8 AM Saturday, July 1, 2023, at the marine terminals at the Port of Vancouver as well as the Port of Prince Rupert. Negotiations continued through the long weekend between ILWU and the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) but to this point have failed to secure a tentative agreement.
All marine terminal container operations are effectively shut down and behind picket lines.
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Contact VINPAC - Vancouver: email@example.com
Both CN and CP advise customers to pick up imports from the ramps as soon as possible. Rail carriers have shared the following additional guidance:
CN has removed empty capacity from Malport to Prince Rupert and Terminals are not loading/departing rail containers at Prince Rupert
Gates across the network remain open for acceptance of dry exports and empties, but are not accepting reefers. The terminals are not loading/departing rail containers from Centerm at Vancouver