Dear CSCA Members:
BCMEA and ILWU continue to engage in talks to resolve the labour dispute in Vancouver and Prince Rupert this morning. However the lockout notice issued by BCMEA that would stop longshore employees from servicing the majority of non-grain bulk terminals and container terminals in Vancouver and Prince Rupert is still in place and will take effect today, May 30 at 0800 PDT.
Even if the lockout notice is rescinded, there will continue to be delays in Vancouver and Prince Rupert to move cargo as the terminals recover from the ILWU work to rule actions.
CP has recently updated their embargos on shipments to locations in Vancouver (see latest bulleting below) and invited both CN and SRY to participate. CP is allowing shippers to apply for permits either through contacting their service representative or the permit officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulse Canada/CSCA continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates.
If you have any questions please contact Greg Northey – email@example.com or (613) 868-5028.