July 15, 2022 - Update 3

We would like to keep you updated with the situation in Canada in relation to the significant congestion at the terminals and inland ramps.

Transportation modes impacted: Rail & Truck services

Rail

CN: Due to congestion in Toronto, CN is metering the number of Toronto-bound releases from Prince Rupert to ensure they do not gridlock its facilities.

CP: Dwells are high due to yard capacity. We are working with terminal leadership to load the longest dwelling.

Centerm terminal in Vancouver: Yard utilization is currently over 97%. This is causing additional delays for all volume on terminal due to containers being buried. We are working with the terminal to load the longest dwelling containers daily. Below is a list per CP destination denoting dwell times with container counts in parentheses:

  • CP Vaughn: 0-10 days (11), 11-20 days (218), 21-30 days (2), 30+ days (33)
  • CP Montreal: 0-10 days (14), 11-20 days (52), 21-30 days (0), 30+ days (37)
  • CP Detroit: 0-10 days (43), 11-20 days (57), 21-30 days (7), 30+ days (9)
  • CP Bensenville: 0-10 days (1), 11-20 days (32), 30+ days (2)
  • CP Edmonton: 0-10 days (0), 11-20 (18), 30+ days (11)
  • CP Minneapolis: 0-10 days (2), 11-20 days (19), 21-30 days (1)

Prince Rupert: Yard utilization is currently high. To combat the Toronto congestion on terminal and ensure vessels are not delayed, operations is utilizing an off-site yard near the terminal for all new incoming Toronto containers. As space clears on dock they will load to the rail. Below is a list per CN destination denoting dwell times with container counts in parentheses:

  • CN Brampton: 0-10 days (99), 11-20 days (3), 21-30 days (156)
  • CN Montreal: 0-10 (18), 11-20 days (2)
  • CN Memphis: 0-10 days (13)
  • CN Indianapolis: 0-10 days (114)

Truck

As we continue to work with our vendors to increase trucking capacity, we are seeing average dwell decrease from last week. Containers are arriving at the CN ramps at a steady pace; however, we are seeing volume spikes at the CP ramp since the metering of volume is no longer taking place. This could lead to an upcoming rise in dwell if the heavy inbound volume persists. We will continue to target containers based on longest dwell.

  • CN Toronto Average Dwell: 9 days
  • CP Toronto Average Dwell: 10 days

Below are the truck wait times at the CN ramps in Toronto

  • Brampton CCT- less than 60-minutes
  • Malport CCT- less than 60-minutes
  • MISC CCT- less than 30-minutes

We will continue monitoring the situation and advise any further updates as needed.


July 08, 2022 - Update 2

We would like to keep you updated with the situation in Canada in relation to the significant congestion at the terminals and inland ramps.

Transportation modes impacted: Rail & Truck services

Rail

CN: Due to congestion in Toronto, CN is metering the number of Toronto-bound releases from Prince Rupert to ensure they do not gridlock its facilities.

CP: Toronto-bound traffic is no longer being metered. However, dwells may remain high due to yard capacity. We are working with terminal leadership to load the longest dwelling.

Centerm terminal in Vancouver: Yard utilization is currently 113%. This is causing additional delays for all volume on terminal due to containers being buried. We are working with the terminal to load the longest dwelling containers daily. Below is a list per CP destination denoting dwell times with container counts in parentheses:

  • CP Vaughn: 0-10 days (416), 11-20 days (18), 21-30 days (34), 30+ days (26)
  • CP Montreal: 0-10 days (132), 11-20 days (4), 21-30 days (66), 30+ days (20)
  • CP Detroit: 0-10 days (89), 11-20 days (17), 21-30 days (8), 30+ days (1)
  • CP Bensenville: 0-10 days (59), 11-20 days (16), 30+ days (8)
  • CP Edmonton: 0-10 days (18), 30+ days (11)
  • CP Minneapolis: 0-10 days (26), 11-20 days (2), 21-30 days (7)

Prince Rupert: Yard utilization is currently high. To combat the Toronto congestion on terminal and ensure vessels are not delayed, operations is utilizing an off-site yard near the terminal for all new incoming Toronto containers. As space clears on dock they will load to the rail. Below is a list per CN destination denoting dwell times with container counts in parentheses:

  • CN Brampton: 0-10 days (2), 11-20 days (172), 21-30 days (2), 30+ days (7)
  • CN Montreal: 11-20 days (16)
  • CN Memphis: 11-20 days (4)

Truck

Truck wait times at both the CN and CP rails in Toronto have improved in the last couple weeks. Volume continues to arrive in Toronto at high levels causing final mile deliveries across the board to be delayed. We are working with our truck vendors to obtain additional capacity to support the volume. Containers are being targeted based on longest dwell.

  • CN Toronto Dwell: 12 days
  • CP Toronto Dwell: 13 days

Below are the truck wait times at the CN ramps in Toronto

  • Brampton CCT- less than 60-minutes
  • Malport CCT- less than 60-minutes
  • MISC CCT- less than 30-minutes

We will continue monitoring the situation and advise any further updates as needed.


June 30, 2022 - Update 1

We would like to keep you updated with the situation in Canada in relation to the significant congestion at the terminals and inland ramps.

Transportation modes impacted: Rail & Truck services

Rail

CN: Due to congestion in Toronto, CN is metering the number of Toronto releases from Prince Rupert to ensure they do not grid lock their facilities. Current average dwell for Toronto destined containers is 16 days, however we are also experiencing containers sitting 25+ days. We are working with terminal leadership to load the longest dwelling.

CP: Due to congestion in Toronto, CP is metering the number of Toronto volume released per day from Centerm. Current average dwell for Toronto destined containers is 6 days. Current average dwell for Montreal destined containers is 14 days. However, we do have 80 containers sitting 25+ days. We are working with terminal leadership to load the longest dwelling.

Centerm terminal: Vancouver yard utilization currently over 100%. This is causing additional delays for all volume on terminal due to containers being buried. We are working with the terminal to load longest dwelling daily.

Prince Rupert: Yard utilization is currently high. To combat the Toronto congestion on terminal and ensure vessels are not delayed, operations is utilizing an off-site yard near the terminal for all new incoming Toronto containers. As space clears on dock they will load to the rail.

Truck

Wait times at both the CN and CP rails have improved, but volume continues to arrive in Toronto at high levels. We are working with our truck vendors to obtain additional capacity to support the volume. Containers are being targeted based on longest dwell.

Current CN Dwell: 11 days
Current CP Dwell: 12 days

Below are the truck wait times at the CN ramps in Toronto

  • Brampton CCT – less than 60-minutes
  • Malport CCT – less than 60-minutes
  • MISC CCT – less than 30-minutes

We will continue monitoring the situation and advise any further updates as needed.

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