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Cargo moving closer to normal at Montreal and Halifax

With CN freight services on the East Coast restored last week following the lifting of key Indigenous blockades lasting more than two weeks, the ports of Montreal and Halifax are making progress in reducing cargo backlogs and recapturing normal traffic flows. “We are seeing improvements and are concentrating now on restoring full fluidity with CN …

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Transportation paralysis spreading across Canada as Indigenous protests escalate

Container pile-ups at the key ports of Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax were reaching critical dimensions Tuesday as anti-pipeline protests and demonstrations in solidarity with Wet’suwet’ hereditary chiefs spread across Canada. In the vicinity of the Port of Vancouver alone, more than 50 ships are sitting at anchor, while some carriers are diverting their vessels from …

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CN rail blockades increasingly hitting Port of Montréal cargo flows

There appears to be no immediate threat that the two-week long Indigenous blockades that have crippled much of the CN Rail network across Canada will force a shut-down of the Port of Montréal. But port officials and stakeholders at Canada’s second largest port after Vancouver acknowledge that it will be “a huge problem if the …

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Mounting impact of CN Rail blockades on ports of Montreal and Vancouver

As blockades paralyzing virtually the entire CN Rail network by indigenous groups opposed to a large pipeline project in British Columbia entered an 11th day, the negative impact was mounting on Canada’s two leading ports on the west and east coasts, Vancouver and Montreal. Prime Minister Trudeau, who cut short a trip to the Caribbean …

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Canadian ports feel impact of Indigenous blockades on CN Rail network

Canadian ports are becoming increasingly concerned after CN shut down Thursday most of its freight and passenger networks, notably in eastern Canada as Indigenous blockades continued to cripple the country’s transportation system. Today, in Ottawa, Transport Minister Marc Garneau nevertheless gave the good news of the re-opening of the rail line in northern BC between …

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Blockades forcing CN to shut down part of network

Montréal, QC – CN announced that it will be forced to shut down significant parts of its Canadian network imminently unless the blockades on its rail lines are removed. Among other developments, the Port of Prince Rupert has been effectively shut down and the ports of Montreal and Halifax are beginning to feel the impact. …

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