Canada’s largest port, the Port of Vancouver, has been cut off by the storm of the century. The latest snag to hit the North American supply chain. The storm triggered floods and landslides which have blocked the rail tracks of the two major Canadian railways and have washed away parts of its main east-west road artery, known as the Trans-Canadian Highway.
Flooding has halted rail services to and from the Port of Vancouver and has shut all main routes by road, the port stated. It is not known when the Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and Canadian National Railway Co. will be able to re-open their lines.
The Port Terminals rely on railways to deliver containers to load on ships as well as transport imported and exported goods. Hemmers, the port representative, stated: “When the cycle of inbound rail cars stops, that’s when congestion starts to build at the port terminals.”
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