As flooding and mudslides leave much of the city cut off from road and rail, reports from the Port of Vancouver suggest significant and long-lasting disruption should be expected.
On Wednesday 17 November, a 14-day provincial state of emergency was declared, and the Canadian military has now been deployed to assist.
Highways 1, 3, 5, 7 and 99 were reported as closed on Friday 19 November.
An advisory from Maersk said that additional rain and mudslides are exacerbating the situation and causing extended delays. It further reported that all exports destined for the Port of Vancouver have been embargoed and no perishables (reefers) to-from POV / VIF are being accepted.
It is expected that there will be major disruption to port operations for the coming few weeks, including increased congestion and vessel delays.
The Port of Prince Rupert has so far been unaffected.
We continue to monitor the situation. Should you have any queries relating to specific bookings, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer teams.