VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Vancouver Port Authority (VPA) is still struggling to clear a backlog of some 13,250 containers a situation exacerbated by train derailments, the CN rail strike and bad weather in Western Canada.
The VPA says it will be four to six weeks before the ports sees some relief from congestion. As the port struggles to relieve congestion, more ships continue to arrive at the West Coast ports. Delaport has announced that as of today it can no longer accept reefer cargo at its truck gate until further notice.
Delaport officials say they are saddled with about 6,000 containers and it will likely take until April to clear the backlog. They have expanded hours of operation to facilitate truck movements.
Vanterm has also expanded its hours of operation to facilitate truck movements. Meanwhile, all is well at Centerm where terminal operations are normal.
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