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Service Update: Delays Possible in NB due to Extreme Rainfall and Wind – February 27, 2024

Please note that Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most of New Brunswick, effective from Wednesday (February 28) morning until Thursday (February 29) mid-day. The statement warns of significant rainfall and high wind gusts in various parts of the province which could cause delays of up to 24-48 hours. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as they become available.

Service Update: Delays Possible throughout NS & NL – February 15, 2024

Please note that due to severe weather conditions, the following terminals are currently closed:

– Gander, NL

Further delays of 24-48 hours are anticipated as the cities continue to clear the snow and restore safe road conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

Service Update: Delays Possible throughout NS & NL – February 14, 2024

Please note that due to severe weather conditions, the following terminals are currently closed:

– Sydney, NS
– Gander, NL
– St. John, NL

Delays of 24-48 hours are anticipated as the cities work on clearing the snow and restoring safe road conditions, and we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

Service Update: Atlantic Canada Updates – February 7, 2024

Please note that following the extreme snowfall in Atlantic Canada, all terminals are once again operational, with minor delays anticipated within Sydney, NS while the current backlog is addressed. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and provide updates as they become available.

Service Update: Atlantic Canada Updates – February 6, 2024

Please see below for the current updates following the extreme snowfall in Atlantic Canada.

The following locations have returned to normal operations, with no anticipated delays:
– Saint John, NB
– Cornerbrook, NL
– Gander, NL
– St. John, NL

The following locations have returned to normal operations, with the anticipation of minor delays while the backlog is addressed:
– Moncton, NB
– Halifax, NS

The following locations have resumed operations, with the anticipation of 24-48 hour delays in remote rural areas:
– Charlottetown, PEI

The following locations remain in a state of emergency, with the anticipation 24-48 hour delays while lane access remains restricted:
– Sydney, NS

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and provide updates as they become available.

Service Update: Delays Anticipated in Atlantic Canada Due to Extreme Snowfall – February 5, 2024

Please note that with the extreme snowfall in Atlantic Canada over this past weekend, delays will be expected as the local cities prepare the clean-up process. Terminals throughout Nova Scotia, South Eastern New Brunswick, PEI, and Western and Central Newfoundland have been affected by the extreme snowfall, and are expected to see approximately 48-72 hours of delay in service. We will continue monitoring the situation closely and providing updates as they become available.

Service Update: Marine Atlantic Updates – January 29, 2024

Please note that delays may be possible as Marine Atlantic has cancelled their morning sails for today. They anticipate to resume sailings by this evening, however we will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates as they become available.

Service Update: Marine Atlantic Updates – January 22, 2024

Please note that as a result of high winds, service may be interrupted/delayed due to the following cancelled sailings in Newfoundland:

-North Sydney to Port aux Basques – January 22, 2024, at 11:45 NT
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney – January 22, 2024, at 11:45 AT
-North Sydney to Port aux Basques – January 22, 2024, at 23:30 NT
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney – January 22, 2024, at 23:15 AT
-North Sydney to Port aux Basques – January 23, 2024, at 11:45 NT
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney – January 23, 2024, at 11:45 AT
-North Sydney to Port aux Basques – January 23, 2024, at 23:30 NT
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney – January 23, 2024, at 23:15 AT

We are continuing to monitor the marine forecast and will provide updated information as soon as it becomes available

Service Update: Marine Atlantic Updates – January 19, 2024

Please note that as a result of high winds, service may be interrupted/delayed due to the following cancelled sailings in Newfoundland:

-North Sydney to Port aux Basques – January 19, 2024, at 11:45 NT
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney – January 19, 2024, at 11:45 AT
-North Sydney to Port aux Basques – January 19, 2024, at 23:30 NT
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney – January 19, 2024, at 23:15 AT

We are continuing to monitor the marine forecast and will provide updated information as soon as it becomes available

Service Update: Delays Possible in Cornerbrook, NL – January 19, 2024

Please note that due to the weather conditions and high winds, the Cornerbrook terminal will be closed today, with the anticipated reopening of Monday, January 22. This closure may result in delivery delays of up to 24-48 hours. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

Service Update: Marine Atlantic Updates – January 18, 2024

Please note that as a result of high winds, service may be interrupted/delayed due to the following cancelled sailings in Newfoundland:

-North Sydney to Port aux Basques – January 18, 2024, at 11:45 NT
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney – January 18, 2024, at 11:45 AT
-North Sydney to Port aux Basques – January 18, 2024, at 23:30 NT
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney – January 18, 2024, at 23:15 AT

We are continuing to monitor the marine forecast and will provide updated information as soon as it becomes available

Service Update: Marine Atlantic Update for Newfoundland – December 11, 2023​​

Please note that due to adverse weather, Marine Atlantic has issued the following cancellations:

-North Sydney to Port aux Basques Monday, December 11, 2023 at 1145.
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney Monday, December 11, 2023 at 1145.
-North Sydney to Port aux Basques Monday, December 11, 2023 at 2315.
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney Monday, December 11, 2023 at 2330.

We are continuing to monitor the marine forecast and will provide up to date information as soon as it becomes available

Service Update: Potential Delays due to CN System Failure – October 3, 2023

Please note that delays may be possible as CN is currently experiencing a networkwide system failure that is impacting inbound/outbound movements of containers through the intermodal terminals. We are awaiting further details as well as an estimated restoration time. We will post further details once available. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience(s) experienced related to these delays.

Service Update: Delays expected in NB and NS due to Hurricane Lee – September 15, 2023​

Please note that due to the anticipated tropical storm conditions and coastal flooding over portions of Atlantic Canada this weekend, delays are expected at our terminals in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

As per CN:
Effective from 0700 on Saturday, September 16, 2023, CN Rail will suspend all regular scheduled service in the Moncton and Halifax areas. Service will remain suspended until at least 1400 on Sunday, September 17, 2023. The resumption will depend on the impact and duration of the storm. We will be monitoring the conditions through the weekend and will resume business as soon as safe operating conditions return. 

We will continue to provide updates as they become available to us, but you can also remain up to date by visiting the Canadian Hurricane Centre

Service Update: BC Forest Fires- August 22, 2023

Please note that as per CN, trains have resumed service in BC. Please note that delays remain possible as trains are moving with caution and reduced speeds in affected areas. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Service Update: Delays in BC Due to Forest Fires – August 18, 2023

Please note that delays may be possible due to continued forest fire activity throughout BC.

As per CN:

-Train operations have been suspended west of Ashcroft and Kamloops, BC until further notice.
-All the trains have been cancelled at Vancouver and Kamloops, BC.
-Service will resume gradually as conditions in the area stabilize.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

Service Update: Potential NS Delays Update – July 28, 2023

Please note that the required repairs have been completed, and all affected tracks have been reopened. Deliveries within NS should anticipate an additional 24-48 hour delay as track congestion and backlog are cleared. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as they become available.

Service Update: Potential NS Delays due to Flooding – July 24, 2023

Please note that delays of 48-72 hours may be possible for deliveries in Nova Scotia, due to torrential downpours that have caused flooding in certain areas. We are working diligently to mitigate delays with an established detour plan, and will continue to monitor the situation closely, and provide updates as they become available.

Service Update: Possible Oceanex Delays into NL – April 5, 2023

Please note that yesterday’s Oceanex Avalon vessel was unable to depart on schedule due to a crane malfunction at the Port of Montreal. Crane operations are expected to resume as of April 7th, however delays may be possible in the interim while Oceanex works to resolve their operating plan. We will continue to monitor the situation, and provide updates as they become available.

Service Update: Marine Atlantic Update – March 14, 2023

Please note that due to adverse weather, Marine Atlantic has issued the following cancellations:

-North Sydney  to   Port aux Basques  Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 2315.
-Port aux Basques  to   North Sydney  Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 2330.

Please note that due to impending weather conditions, Marine Atlantic anticipates the following departures to be impacted:

-North Sydney  to   Port aux Basques  Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 1145 and 2315.
-Port aux Basques  to   North Sydney  Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 1145 and 2330.

We are continuing to monitor the marine forecast and will provide up to date information as soon as it becomes available

Service Update: Weather Alerts – March 14, 2023

Please note the following weather alerts for the terminals listed below, we will continue to monitor the situations and provide updates as they become available.

Nova Scotia

Due to a complex weather system, snow is expected to spread across Nova Scotia from west to east and then change to rain. Periods of rain or drizzle will affect most of the province on Wednesday, March 15, but will change back to snow Wednesday evening and could give accumulations of up to 10 cm before ending early Thursday morning.

New Brunswick

Snow is forecasted to develop in the south this afternoon, spreading northward by late evening. Snow will taper to flurries Wednesday afternoon, but persist over the Acadian Peninsula. Visibilities may be reduced due to blowing snow on Wednesday morning along the Acadian shores. Snow may become mixed with rain in the southeast by Wednesday morning.

Service Update: Weather Alerts – February 22, 2023

Ontario & Quebec
Please note that parts of Ontario and Quebec are expected to see a dangerous, wintry mix of ice, freezing rain, and snow starting on Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. We are anticipating delays with cargo moving to/from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Pickup and delivery delays should also be expected as the system moves through. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused by these delays.

Service Update: Weather Alerts – February 14, 2023

Sydney, NS
Please note that our terminal will be closed today due to the weather resulting in 10-35 cm of snow.
Pickups and deliveries will resume once it is safe to do so.

Newfoundland
Heavy snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and strong winds will impact eastern Newfoundland through Tuesday. 20-40 cm of snow is forecast for parts of the northern Avalon including St. John’s. Strong wind gusts are expected to peak near 90 km/h, which could lead to blizzard-like conditions for places like St. Johns and surrounding communities along the northeast coast of Newfoundland. Dangerous travel conditions are likely and power outages and cancellations are possible.

– St Johns, NL
Please note that our terminal will be closed today due to weather conditions.

– Gander, NL
Please note that due to the weather, our terminal is operational, but delays are expected.

– Cornerbrook, NL
Please note that due to the weather, our terminal is operational, but delays are expected.

Service Update: Weather Alerts – January 26, 2023

Brampton
Clean-up efforts are underway in the GTA from last night’s storm. Our P&D operations have resumed, but delays are anticipated as the snow-clearing continues across the city.
Line haul services will resume this morning between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

Montreal
Additional snowfall amounts near 5 cm are expected this morning. Snow will be accompanied by moderate winds, producing blowing snow at times.
P&D Operations have resumed but we do anticipate some delays around the city.

Edmundston NB
Due to heavy snowfall, the terminal will be closed today for all pickups and deliveries.

PEI
Bridge closures this morning, due to high winds have impacted transfers to the island. Maximum wind gusts of 100 km/h are expected. P&D Operations across the island will be limited.

Service Update: Weather Alerts – January 25, 2023

A Texas low will bring heavy snow into the GTA Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are possible, with locally higher amounts of up to 20 cm. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Line haul services between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa will be limited this evening with operations resuming once it is safe to do so. Customers should anticipate delays with pickups and deliveries across the eastern network as the system moves through.

Service Update: Weather Alerts – January 24, 2023

Moncton, Saint John & Edmundston

Regular operations have resumed across the region, while clean-up efforts continue after the outcome of yesterday’s storm. 

Charlottetown

Our terminal is operational this morning, however, service delays are expected due to the bridge restrictions put in place at 0652 hrs. as a result of high winds. We are monitoring the conditions and will resume service once it is safe to do so.

Brampton

A Texas low is expected to bring snow to the area Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are possible, with locally higher amounts of up to 20 cm. We are monitoring this system closely and will continue to provide updates as they are available.

Service Update: Weather Alerts – January 23, 2023

Moncton, Saint John NB, Edmundston & PEI
Please note that our terminals are all operating at reduced capacity today due to the snowfall impacting central and southern New Brunswick and PEI. Snow will continue today and tonight with total amounts expected to reach 15-25 cm. We will focus all P&D efforts locally in the city and resume outlining points once it is safe to do so.

Service Update: Weather Alerts – January 13, 2023

Please note the following weather alerts for the terminals listed below, we will continue to monitor the situations and provide updates as they become available.

Moncton
Weather Alert: Freezing rain is expected in Southern New Brunswick this Saturday Morning until Saturday evening. Our terminal is still operational but customers should anticipate some delays with pickups and deliveries as the system moves through the area.

Ottawa & Montreal
Weather Alert: A winter storm warning is in effect with snowfall amounts of 10-15 cm expected by this evening. Our terminal is still operational but customers should anticipate delays with pickups and deliveries as the system moves through the area.

Service Update: Intermodal Delays in Brampton – January 13, 2023

Please note that we are experiencing some delays with our intermodal movements to and from the Brampton Terminal. On Sunday, January 8th, 2023 CN implemented a new terminal operating system that has caused some delays within their Brampton Terminal. We have been advised that additional resources have been deployed to the front lines to assist with the yard activities and to help clear some of the congestion within the terminal. In the short term, we anticipate 24-48 hour delays for departures and arrivals until the system has fully stabilized.

Service Update: Possible Delays in Newfoundland – January 9, 2023

Please note that there may be service delays of 24-48 hours starting on January 10th, due to an incoming storm. There is a chance of light snow from early morning until mid-morning, becoming heavy snow until late evening, estimating a total of 20 cm – 32 cm. Winds may reach 40 km/h gusting to 70 km/h into the late afternoon. We will continue to monitor the conditions, and provide any updates as they become available.

Service Update: Weather Alert – December 28, 2022

Ottawa
Snowfall in and around the Ottawa area is making travel difficult. While our P&D Operations are active customers should anticipate delays with all pickups and deliveries.

Saskatoon
Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected as snow continues through parts of central Saskatchewan and west-central Manitoba. The snow will gradually taper off through the day on Wednesday and warnings will be ended.

Service Update: Vancouver Terminal Closure – December 23, 2022

Please note that due to the inclement weather, Vancouver will be closing down operations for the remainder of the day. Pickups and deliveries will resume as of Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

We will continue to monitor the situation, and provide any further updates as they become available. 

Service Update: Weather Alert – December 23, 2022

Ontario and Quebec
Both provinces are expecting a major winter storm starting today and lasting until Saturday. Visibility may be reduced to zero at times due to expected wind gusts of up to 90 km/h causing widespread blowing snow. With the snowfall amount expected to be 5-15cm by Saturday morning, and flash freezing producing icy conditions, there are possibilities of utility outages. We are monitoring the conditions by the hour. Customers should anticipate delays with pickups and deliveries across the GTA & GMA.

British Columbia
A Pacific frontal system combined with the cold Arctic airmass over B.C. is bringing another round of snow to the South Coast this morning. Hazardous winter conditions are expected, including heavy snow, freezing rain, and heavy rainfall, starting today and lasting into Saturday. Travel conditions will be challenging due to this weather, and localized strong winds will bring the windchill values down to -15. Customers should anticipate delays with pickups and deliveries.

Alberta / Saskatchewan / Manitoba
Extremely cold wind chill values between -40 and -50 will moderate in most regions later today. Temperatures will be very cold again tonight in some areas in Northern Alberta. Temperatures are expected to be milder for the entire province by the end of this weekend. Delays should be anticipated for all pickups and deliveries across the region.

New Brunswick / Nova Scotia
Rain, heavy at times is expected.
Total rainfall: 30 to 50 mm with higher amounts locally.

PEI
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected with wind gusts anticipated to reach up to 90 km/h. Delays should be anticipated for all pickups and deliveries across the island.

Newfoundland
Strong winds and a wintry mix of precipitation are expected on Christmas Eve in western, central, and eastern Newfoundland. Wind gusts of 80 km/h(up to 140 km/h along areas of the west coast) are expected overnight and into Saturday evening.

Marine Atlantic
Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to impending weather conditions the following changes have been made to our schedule:
• North Sydney to Port aux Basques Friday, December 23, 2022 at 2315 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 2315.
• Port aux Basques to North Sydney Friday, December 23, 2022 at 2330 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 2330.
• North Sydney to Port aux Basques Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 1145 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 2315.
• Port aux Basques to North Sydney Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 1145 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 2330.

Service Update: Weather Alert – December 20, 2022

Please see below for our latest weather alerts that may be affecting our services. Customers should anticipate delays due to these weather-related incidents, and any updates will be provided as they become available.

British Columbia

There is an expected snowfall accumulation of 10-15cm today in Metro Vancouver, Sunshine Coast, Gibsons to Earls Cove, and East Vancouver Island – Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay. Snow is predicted to taper off near noon on Vancouver Island, and later this afternoon on the mainland side.

An additional 5-10cm is expected from this evening into Wednesday morning for the southern sections of the Strait of Georgia, from Victoria to Qualicum Bay and near Sechelt.

Terminal Operations remain closed at this time and will resume once it is safe to do so.

Customers should anticipate delays of 24-48 hours.


Alberta
Extremely cold wind chill values of -40 and colder will continue through this week in Calgary and Edmonton. The coldest wind chill values will occur overnight and in the early morning hours. A warming trend is expected by the weekend.

Saskatchewan
Saskatoon & Regina are experiencing extremely cold wind chills of -40 to -50. This period of extreme cold values is expected to continue through the week, and to moderate by the weekend.

Ontario
Precipitation in Toronto may begin as rain or snow late Thursday before possibly transitioning to rain in many areas early Friday. Temperatures are expected to plummet on Friday leading to a potential flash freeze for locations that receive rainfall. Rapidly falling temperatures will be accompanied by strong to potentially damaging winds along with snow that may be heavy at times. Blizzard conditions are possible late Friday into the weekend for areas downwind of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

A multi-day lake effect snow event is expected into the weekend in the wake of the system for locations east of the Great Lakes. While there is high confidence in a high-impact winter storm, the details regarding wind speeds, precipitation types and amounts remain highly uncertain at this time. Please monitor your local forecast and the latest alerts for your area.

Quebec
An intense low-pressure system will move into the province of Quebec on Thursday evening and affect the province until Saturday. Significant snowfall amounts, strong winds and blowing snow are expected over areas north of the St Lawrence River, while over the areas to the south, some of the precipitation will fall as rain. Freezing rain is likely in the snow-to-rain transition area. As there is some uncertainty as to the system’s track, it is still too early to provide details regarding expected precipitation amounts. Please monitor your local forecast and the latest alerts for your area.

Moreover, beginning on Friday, there will be a run of large tidal amplitudes. The possibility of a storm surge will have to be monitored from Quebec City to the east.

On Saturday afternoon, in the wake of the system, snow squalls will also be possible over southern parts of the province with the passage of cold air over the Great Lakes. The arrival of this cold air will see temperatures drop below seasonal values on Sunday and early next week.

Service Update: Weather Alert – December 19, 2022

Please see below for our latest weather alerts that may be affecting our services. Customers should anticipate delays due to these weather-related incidents, and any updates will be provided as they become available.

British Columbia
Due to a low-pressure system landing in Washington State this evening, the southern part of British Columbia is expecting another round of snow. The outflow winds will result in heavier snowfall of up to 15-20cm in Victoria, Malahat Highway, Southern Gulf Islands, Lake Cowichan, Port Renfrew, and East Vancouver Island from Duncan to Fanny Bay. Snow is expected to taper off by late Tuesday morning on Vancouver Island, and Tuesday afternoon on the mainland side.

Saskatchewan
Extremely cold wind chill values of -40 are expected to continue this morning, and throughout the week in Alberta; especially overnight and during the early hours of the morning. A warming trend is anticipated by the weekend.

Manitoba
The western half of Canada, especially the prairies, is dealing with temperatures of -30 to -40 due to an atmospheric shift that has brought in a piece of the polar vortex.

New Brunswick
A snowfall of 15-25cm is expected over the next 36 hours in southeastern New Brunswick. As the snow continues into Tuesday, it may result in a mixture of rain near the coast.

Newfoundland
St. John’s and Avalon Peninsula North are expecting a heavy rainfall of 40-60mm and high-elevation snow of up to 10cm continuing into this evening.

Service Update: Weather Alert – December 16, 2022

Ontario:
Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory which will remain in effect for snow this afternoon. Freezing rain possibly mixed with ice pellets is expected this morning before transitioning to snow early this afternoon. Customers should anticipate some delays with Terminal operations as the system moves through the area. For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511

Manitoba / Saskatchewan:
A prolonged snow event continues over southeastern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba with some local areas receiving upwards of 20-30 cm of snowfall. Accumulating snow is expected to taper off today for Saskatchewan. Terminal Operations, and movements to and from CN Rail will experience delays during this time. Customers should anticipate a potential 24-48 hour delay as the system moves through the area.

Quebec:
An accumulation of 15 to 20 cm of snow is expected from Friday morning to Saturday morning. We are monitoring this system closely and will continue to provide further updates as they become available.

New Brunswick:
We are currently monitoring a system moving into NB which is likely to produce significant snowfall this Saturday morning into Saturday night.

-Total snowfall: 10 to 20 cm.
-Maximum wind gusts: northeasterly 50 to 70 km/h.

Customers should anticipate some delays as the system moves through the area.
We will monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

Nova Scotia:
Please note that our terminal in Sydney, NS will be closed today. The storm that made its way through the province early Tuesday into Wednesday morning has resulted in thousands of outages for both homes and businesses in the area. Our operations will resume once it is safe to do so.

Marine Atlantic Ferry Closures:

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to impending weather conditions the following departures have been cancelled:

-North Sydney to Port aux Basques on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1145.
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1145.

Impacted passengers will be notified of their rescheduled departure time.

Service Update: Weather Alert – December 14, 2022

Manitoba / Saskatchewan:
Environment Canada has issued a prolonged snow event tracking over southeastern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba. The event will begin Tuesday evening with some areas receiving upwards of 20-30 cm of snowfall. Terminal operations, and movements to and from CN Rail will experience delays during this time. Customers should anticipate a potential 24-48 hour delay as the system moves through the area.

Ontario / Quebec:
The slow-moving Colorado low will be approaching Ontario late this week, delivering significant snowfall, ice, rain and winds. There will be a risk of freezing rain in Southwestern Ontario to the west half of the GTA. Impactful weather is predicted to arrive Thursday in Southern Ontario and early Friday across southern Quebec. We are monitoring this system closely and will continue to provide further updates.

New Brunswick:
Please note that Moncton has received approximately 20cm of snow, and are still experiencing very strong winds. The snow is expected to taper off around 10:00am on December 14, and operations will commence once it is safe to do so. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. 

Nova Scotia:
Please note that our terminal in Sydney, NS will be closed today, due to weather conditions. We will provide updates once operations resume.

Marine Atlantic Ferry Closures:
Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions the following departures have been cancelled:
-North Sydney to Port aux Basques  Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 2315.
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney  Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 2330. 

Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions we anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:
-North Sydney to Port aux Basques  Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1145.
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney  Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1145. 

We continue to monitor the marine forecast and will provide up-to-date information as soon as it becomes available.

Service Update: Weather Alert – December 13, 2022

Manitoba / Saskatchewan:
Environment Canada has issued a prolonged snow event tracking over southeastern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba. The event will begin Tuesday evening with some areas receiving upwards of 20-30 cm of snowfall. Terminal operations, and movements to and from CN Rail will experience delays during this time. Customers should anticipate a potential 24-48 hour delay as the system moves through the area.

Ontario / Quebec:
The slow-moving Colorado low will be approaching Ontario late this week, delivering significant snowfall, ice, rain and winds. There will be a risk of freezing rain in Southwestern Ontario to the west half of the GTA. Impactful weather is predicted to arrive Thursday in Southern Ontario and early Friday across southern Quebec. We are monitoring this system closely and will continue to provide further updates.

New Brunswick:
Central Eastern NB is expecting 15-20 cm of snow on December 13, which at times will be very heavy. Snow will end near noon on Wednesday, December 14. We are anticipating delays of 24-48 hours as this system moves through.

Marine Atlantic Ferry Closures:
Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions the following departures have been cancelled:

-North Sydney to Port aux Basques Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 1230 and 2315.
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 1145 and 2330.

Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions we anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:

-North Sydney to Port aux Basques Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 1145 and 2315.
-Port aux Basques to North Sydney Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 1145 and 2330.

We are continuing to monitor the marine forecast and will provide up to date information as soon as it becomes available.

Service Update: Weather Alert for NB – December 12, 2022

Weather Canada has issued an alert for significant snowfall and high winds in NB from Wednesday December 13th into Thursday December 14th 2022. We are monitoring this weather system closely and will continue to provide updated information as it is received.

Service Update: Delays Possible in PEI – November 8, 2022

Please note that the Confederation Bridge has restricted certain classes of vehicles from crossing until the current high wind situation changes. We are anticipating delays into PEI of approximately 24 hours at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates as they become available.

Service Update: Thanksgiving Holiday Closure – October 5, 2022

On Monday, October 10th, 2022, we celebrate the Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday and Harvest festival.
Our terminals Coast to Coast will be closed for all pickups and deliveries.
On behalf of the entire team at Maritime-Ontario, we wish you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Service Update: Post Tropical Storm Update – October 4, 2022

Atlantic Canada

Sydney
Pickup and delivery service has resumed.
Please note that service to remote municipalities in Cape Breton may still be impacted due to the conditions in the area.

Charlottetown
Pickup and delivery service has resumed.
Note: Service to remote municipalities in PEI may still be impacted with further delays due to the conditions in the area.

Service Update: Post Tropical Storm Update – October 3, 2022

Atlantic Canada

Sydney
Power and communications were restored this past weekend. We have resumed pickup and delivery operations in the region. Please note that service to remote municipalities in Cape Breton may still be impacted due to the conditions in the area. We are anticipating a 24 hour delay as we clear through the backlog.

Dartmouth
We are fully staffed and operational for all Pickups and Deliveries.

Charlottetown
We have resumed regular P&D operations.
Note: Service to remote municipalities in PEI may still be impacted with further delays due to the conditions in the area.

Newfoundland & Labrador
We have resumed regular P&D Operations.
Note: Cities along Newfoundland’s west coast may still face further delays as clean up efforts continue.

Service Update: Post Tropical Storm Update – September 30, 2022

Atlantic Canada

Sydney
Please be advised that due to power outages our Terminal remains closed for all pickups and deliveries. We will resume operations once communication and power have been restored.

Dartmouth
We are fully staffed and operational for all Pickups and Deliveries.

Charlottetown
We have resumed regular P&D operations.
Note: Service to remote municipalities in PEI may still be impacted with further delays due to the conditions in the area.

Newfoundland & Labrador
We have resumed regular P&D Operations.
Note: Cities along Newfoundland’s west coast may still face further delays as clean up efforts continue.

Service Update: Post Tropical Storm Update – September 29, 2022

Atlantic Canada

Sydney
Please be advised that due to power outages our Terminal remains closed for all pickups and deliveries. We will resume operations once communication and power have been restored.
 
Dartmouth
We are focusing all our resources to clear through the backlog of deliveries serviced through the Dartmouth Terminal. As a result we are still anticipating a 24-48 hour delay due to the closures.

Charlottetown
We were advised this morning that power has been restored to the Terminal. Our teams are now working to prioritize pickups & deliveries. We are forecasting 48-72 hour delays as we work to clear through the backlog. Service to remote cities in PEI may still be impacted due to the conditions in the area.  

Newfoundland & Labrador
We are resuming all pickup and delivery operations across the island. Cities along Newfoundland’s west coast that have been heavily impacted by the storm may face further delays as clean up efforts continue.

Service Update: Post Tropical Storm Update – September 28, 2022

Atlantic Canada

Please be advised that due to power outages in NS and PEI our terminals in Sydney NS, and Charlottetown PEI will be closed for all pickups and deliveries. We will resume operations once communication and power have been restored.

Update: 09:34 09/28/22 – Power has just been restored to our Dartmouth Terminal. We are focusing all resources now on recovery efforts. Please anticipate 24-72 hour delays as we clear through the backlog.

Newfoundland & Labrador
We are resuming all pickup and delivery operations across the island. Cities along Newfoundland’s west coast that were heavily impacted by the storm may face further delays as clean up efforts continue.

Service Update: Post Tropical Storm Update – September 27, 2022

Atlantic Canada
Please be advised that due to power outages in NS and PEI our terminals in Sydney NS, Charlottetown PEI and Dartmouth NS will be closed for all pickups and deliveries. We will resume operations once communication and power have been restored.

Newfoundland & Labrador
We are resuming all pickup and delivery operations across the island. Cities along Newfoundland’s west coast that were heavily impacted by the storm may face further delays as clean up efforts continue.

Service Update: Post Tropical Storm Update – September 26, 2022​

Atlantic Canada
Please be advised that due to power outages in NS and PEI our terminals in Sydney NS, Charlottetown PEI and Dartmouth NS will be closed for all pickups and deliveries. We will resume operations once communication and power have been restored.

Newfoundland & Labrador
With Marine Atlantic closures and postponed Oceanex departures our service across Newfoundland will face delays this week. All cargo moving to and from the island will be impacted.

Service Update: Update for Delays Due to Hurricane Fiona – September 22, 2022

Please note that Hurricane Fiona is expected to approach parts of Atlantic Canada late Friday, September 23 into Saturday, September 24.

In preparation for the storm, CN will:

-Halt all local switching and mainline carload trains in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from Friday, September 23 at 18:00 to Saturday, September 24 at 18:00
-Close the gates and halt operations at the Port of Halifax, Halifax intermodal Terminal and Moncton Intermodal Terminal between Friday, September 23 at 18:00 to Saturday, September 24 at 18:00

Train departures are expected to be delayed 48-72 hours, and currently the Friday night train departure has been cancelled.

These plans are subject to change based on weather and track conditions, and we will continue to monitor and communicate additional information as it is made available. 

Service Update: Additional Delays Possible in Halifax – July 26, 2022

Please note that due to a train derailment in Halifax, NS, there will be an additional 24-48 hour delay.
At this time, no timeline for resolution has been provided. We are currently working on contingencies where possible, to mitigate customer delays.  We will provide updates as more information is available.

Service Update: Halifax Delays Update – July 25, 2022

Please note that on July 21st, CN engineers conducted a flash inspection which resulted in the removal of a track from service in Halifax, NS. This removal has caused delays of 48-72 hours, and while it is expected to take several days to complete the repairs, and there is no formal timeline for resolution, CN has stated that additional crews will be flown in to assist with the required work. We will continue to work with CN and update with any information as it is provided to us.
Thank you for your patience.

Service Update: Delays Possible in Halifax – July 22, 2022

Please note that M-O’s Halifax region is currently experiencing rail delays due to an out of service CN track.
The track is currently under repair, and the required repairs could cause delays of up to 24-48 hours.
We hope to see improvements in the near future, and will update once service has been restored.

Service Update: Delays Possible in Calgary – July 15, 2022​

Please note that delays may be possible due to a recent CP derailment, resulting in an outage to both telephone and internet services at M-O’s Calgary terminal. At this time, no timeline for resolution has been provided. We will provide updates as more information is available.

Weather Delays in Halifax Region – January 13, 2022

Please note that we are expecting transit delays due to snow and freezing rain beginning in the Halifax region Friday January 14, 2022 and continuing through Monday January 17, 2022. Please anticipate 24-48 hour potential delays, depending on the severity of the system as it passes through the region. We will continue to provide updates as the situation develops.

Vancouver Terminal Closure – December 30, 2021

Please note regular service in BC today has been cancelled due to severe road and weather conditions – we are unable to perform any pick-ups or deliveries as a result. It is important to note arrangements will be made to reschedule all pick-up and deliveries as soon as possible.

Update to Vancouver Rail Traffic- November 23, 2021

We have recently received news that both CN and CP will resume a slow start up on the Vancouver corridor. Traffic staged on outbound lanes at origin will be moved first prior to any new intermodal traffic being accepted.

Delays due to Derailment in Prescott Ontario

Please be advised that there has been a derailment in Prescott Ontario, affecting the main line to Canada’s east Coast. We are currently experiencing delays into and out of this region as a result of this unfortunate incident. We will continue to provide updates as information is made available.

Potential Service Disruption due to severe weather in Halifax

Please be advised that there is a potential Hurricane due to pass through Halifax, NS this coming Monday August 23, 2021. The severity of this system may affect pick ups/deliveries in this area. We will monitor and provide updates as this system evolves.

BC WILDFIRES SERVICE DELAY

The industry continues to experience significant supply chain disruption due to the Wildfires burning in the interior of BC. The following information has been provided as of 12 pm July 6, 2021

MONTREAL DELAY’S – JUNE 4, 2021

Highway 40, Eastbound is currently closed to traffic in Montreal’s West Island, as work crews dismantle a crumbling traffic sign near the Morgan exit.
As of 10:43 am this morning the sign has been removed and they are expecting to get all lanes reopened by noon today.

OCEANEX DELAY – MAY 31, 2021

Due to a mechanical failure that was identified on the Oceanex Connaigra during its return voyage from St. John’s to Montreal which required immediate repair before sailing to Newfoundland again, there will be a delay. We expect that the Oceanex Connaigra will return to service for the Saturday, June 5th scheduled sailing from Montreal.

PORT OF MONTREAL LABOUR NEGOTATIONS – APRIL 26, 2021

ver the course of the last year, the employer of the longshoremen working at the Port of Montreal, the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), and the union representing those workers, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have been attempting to negotiate a new collective agreement, as the previous one expired on December 31, 2018

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