CN reports backlogs in Alberta as container trucker strike drags on

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The impact of the container hauler strike in B.C. is beginning to be felt across the country as CN reports its Alberta terminals are jam-packed with containers.

The railway has said it must stop accepting diversion requests to Calgary and Edmonton until further notice as those terminals are now at or near capacity. It said the measure will remain in place until the trucker strike in B.C. comes to an end and import inventory at Calgary and Edmonton returns to normal.

Meanwhile, there’s still little reason for optimism among shippers, carriers and drivers serving the Port of Vancouver. The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) has been voicing its growing displeasure with the negotiations (or lack thereof) in Vancouver.

"Frustrations are running high throughout the logistics sector with the non-progress in the blackmail negotiations by the VCTA (Vancouver Container Truckers Association) and the non-action by our governments," CIFFA said in a release.

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