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Serious container backlog in Halifax with C.N. Rail

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Severe Winter Weather Causing a Serious Container Backlog in Halifax with C.N. Rail 2017-02-23

The impact of severe Winter weather experienced in the Maritimes earlier this week is having a negative impact on the movement of containers through the Port of Halifax.
As of Thursday February 23rd, there were approximately 40,000 feet worth of containers on the ground at Ceres Terminal.
C.N. reports that they are loading between 5,000 to 7,000 feet’s worth of units per day and that they have good supply of railcars at both CERES and HALTERM (the other major terminal in Halifax).
They go on to explain that the average dwell time at CERES this month is 41 hours, but that number will increase significantly as a result of the recent storms.
The rail company expects an average dwell of 7 days (168 hours) until they get caught up (forecasting that it will take about 10 days to catch-up assuming that the Maritimes are not hit with yet another storm).
So please expect significant delays on inbound containers that discharge in Halifax for the next two weeks or so.

Source: C.N. Rail


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