Friday, 24 November 2017 13:52

Rain and mudslides impacting supply chain

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Unrelenting rain and mild weather has resulted in a series of mudslides that are affecting the rail networks and the fluidity of our supply chain. Over the past 36 hours there have been unforeseen washouts of both CN and CP rail lines in the Fraser Valley. Unfortunately, this will likely result in delays to cargo and an increase to the utilization of anchorages in the south coast and in particular, Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands.  Industry is working closely with Transport Canada, Ports of Vancouver and Nanaimo,Pacific Pilotage Authority and the Canadian Coast Guard to lessen the impact to local communities.  Vessels anchored in the region are reminded to be respectful fo the surrounding communities and to make best efforts on mitigating noise and light where possible.  Agents are requested to remind all ships of our Anchorage Guidelines during this disruption.

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