MONTREAL VESSELS UPDATE February 15, 2019

As previously communicated, the Oceanex Avalon has experienced severe weather conditions during transit back to Montreal this week. Furthermore, we’ve recently been notified that the St. Lawrence River is temporarily closed due to ice build-up, with the Canadian Coast Guard advising that it will re-open this evening. As a result of these ongoing delays, all freight scheduled to move this week from Montreal will do so on the Oceanex Connaigra, which is scheduled to depart Montreal this Saturday, February 16th as per our normal operating schedule.

WEATHER ALERT- EXPECT DELAYS (ATLANTIC CANADA) February 13, 2019

Snow has developed over the southwestern half of New Brunswick early this morning and will spread to the remainder of the province this morning. The snow will become heavy at times today and as east to northeast winds steadily increase visibility will be frequently reduced in blowing snow. Over southern portions of the province snow is expected to mix with or change to ice pellets this afternoon. Snow will gradually taper to flurries over western sections of the province early this evening but will linger over eastern sections until late evening or after midnight.

Total snowfall amounts across the province are expected to range between 20 to 40 cm.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

At this time Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines has closed our Moncton and Prince Edward Island operations in keeping with our “SAFETY FIRST POLICY”. Further updates will be made available throughout the day.

WEATHER ALERT-CENTRAL CANADA – February 13, 2019

Environment Canada has issued a statement advising hazardous winter conditions are still prevalent in eastern Ontario and the province of Quebec.

This region was hard hit over night with snowfall amounts ranging between 25 to 35 cm with some regions receiving more than 40 cm.

Strong winds causing blowing snow and near zero visibility will make travel difficult today.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines while operating in these regions will be doing so in keeping with our “SAFETY FIRST POLICY. Delays should be anticipated.

Further updates will be available throughout the day.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT-BRAMPTON EXPECT DELAYS FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019.

EXPECT DELAYS
FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019.
2:00 P:M.

Please be advised that Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines will scaling down operations this afternoon due to the severe weather that has hit the local GTA . We will be calling in our local pick up and delivery fleets immediately, and will also be scaling down our line-haul dispatch this evening.

This significant weather front will also be impacting operations later today in eastern Ontario as well as Montreal, as the weather fronts moves east. We will have further updates as they become available.

This decision is consistent with our “SAFETY FIRST POLICY” to ensure we protect our employees, contractors and the communities we operate in.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC – February 12, 2018

Hazardous winter conditions are expected in both Ontario and Quebec today

A winter storm with a combination of 15 to 25 cm snow and ice pellets, possible freezing rain, and strong winds is expected today into tonight.

Snow at times heavy continues over the region. Strong easterly winds gusting near 70 km/h will result in sudden and significantly reduced visibility due to blowing snow. Stronger wind gusts near 80 km/h are also possible which will reduce visibility. There is also a risk of freezing rain later this afternoon.

Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 15 to 25 cm for Ontario and 25 to 40cm are possible by the time snow tapers to flurries on Wednesday.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines in keeping with its “SAFETY FIRST” policy is operating where possible, but delays should be anticipated for at least the next 24 to 48 hours. Thank you for your patience.

CUSTOMER ADVISORY FROM CP RAIL, February 7, 2018

With the track outage on Laggan Subdivision, east of Field, BC now cleared, CP has enacted our start up plan.

Our Operations team will be focusing on network recovery over next several days to regain operational fluidity.
CP is currently:
• Continuing to reroute trains where possible to improve service levels.
• Addressing imbalanced railcar supply, particularly in Vancouver while our network resets.
• Monitoring on dock dwell as a result of the railcar imbalance.
• Balancing heated equipment levels. Supply of 40’ PPS units is strong in Toronto.
Customers can expect delays of 48 to 72 hours beyond which we can expect to be operating under normal conditions.

Thank you for your patience.

WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ONTARIO – February 6, 2019

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for this today in Ontario.

Snow or ice pellets have begun over Ontario , and are expected to last throughout the day. There is also the risk of freezing drizzle today. Snow and ice pellet accumulations of 2 to 4 cm are expected before the precipitation changes to freezing drizzle late this evening or overnight.

Freezing drizzle is expected to continue overnight and most of Thursday. Freezing drizzle advisories may be required.

The evening commute will likely be affected due to accumulating snow and ice pellets and the potential for untreated surfaces to become icy.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break. Utility outages may occur.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines in keeping with its “SAFETY FIRST” policy is operating where possible, but delays should be anticipated for at least the next 24 to 48 hours. Thank you for your patience.

WINTER UPDATE February 1, 2019

CN is still experiencing severe cold weather conditions in our Canadian and US Midwest rail network. While the Southern Parts of our network will experience a warming trend, severe weather is still moving through the Canadian portions of our network.
We appreciate your patience.

MONTREAL VESSELS UPDATE – January 29, 2019

As a follow up to communication regarding the St. Lawrence River closures, as previously advised vessel traffic resumed on Saturday, January 26th. While our operational plan was to sail the Oceanex Connaigra from Montreal tonight, continued poor weather conditions across the country have prevented this from occurring, as many customer shipments have not yet arrived at the Oceanex pier in Montreal. As a result, the Oceanex Connaigra will now be departing Montreal on Thursday, January 31st at 18:00h and arriving in St. John’s on Sunday morning, February 2nd.

Furthermore, despite these ice and weather disruptions over the past week, we are pleased to advise that the Oceanex sailing schedule will resume its normal operating schedule next week, with the Oceanex Avalon scheduled for departure from Montreal on Tuesday, February 5th and the Oceanex Connaigra departing Montreal on Saturday, February 9th.

These recent ice challenges in the St. Lawrence River are by no means an indicator of future conditions. The Canadian Coast Guard have given clear indication that their mandate is to continue to ensure this vital waterway remains open to commercial ship traffic throughout the coming months.

SERVICE UPDATE – NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR. , January 29, 2019

JANUARY 29TH, 2019.

Service to the province of Newfoundland & Labrador continues to be impacted due to severe ice conditions east of the port of Montreal.
While vessel traffic is moving navigation has been minimized to enable the clearing of the navigation channel by the Canadian Coast Guard.
Oceanex, the service provider operating from the port of Montreal has announced the canceling of today’s departure and re-scheduled for Thursday January 31st, 2019. This departure will arrive St.John’s late Sunday weather permitting with traffic road ready for late Monday and or Tuesday Feb 5th.
We apologise for the delays over the last week in what has become a very exceptional navigating period.
Further updates will be available on our web site at www.m-o.com