Update Related to BCMEA-ILWU Tentative Agreement

14 Jul Update Related to BCMEA-ILWU Tentative Agreement

Update Related to BCMEA-ILWU Tentative Agreement
Joint Statement by Ministers O’Regan and Alghabra: ‘We Do Not Want to Be Back Here Again’
On Thursday, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada:
“At 10:20 PDT, Minister O’Regan received notice that both the BCMEA and the ILWU have accepted the Terms of Settlement from federal mediators. The parties have reached a tentative agreement. The parties are finalizing details for the resumption of work at the ports.
We thank the Union and the Employer for their commitment to the collective bargaining process, and federal mediators for their instrumental role in supporting the parties in their negotiations and proposing the successful settlement.
The scale of this disruption has been significant. The extent of it has shown just how important the relationship between industry and labour is to our national interest. Our supply chains and our economy depend on it. We do not want to be back here again. Deals like this, made between parties at the collective bargaining table, are the best way to prevent that. They are the best way to preserve the long-term stability of Canada’s economy. But we do not want to be back here again.”
Port of Vancouver Operations Update – July 13
Currently, there are four container vessels at anchor and 10 awaiting entry into the port’s jurisdiction. To view the Container Vessel Line-Up Report that includes vessels at anchor and dwelling outside of port authority waters, visit the port dashboard.
The port authority is now implementing a recovery plan in coordination with industry partners including shipping lines, rail companies and marine terminals. The plan will apply a priority-based anchorage allocation system to balance the needs of all business sectors and commodities to restore full port operations and fluidity. Recovery measures include close collaboration and monitoring to ensure port resources are assigned to best support time-sensitive cargo movement and ensure equitable distribution of shared resources.
CPKC Customer Advisory: Update Related to BCMEA-ILWU Tentative Agreement
The embargo for shipments routing to the below locations will remain in place for a further 24 to 48 hours. The embargo applies to all shipments originating in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico and billed to the following:
Neptune Bulk Terminals Canada
Neptune Bulk Terminals LTD
Neptune Terminals
Pacific Coast Terminals
Global Agriculture
Columbia Containers
GCT Canada
International Intermodal customers should continue to monitor FastPass notifications for updates on local container acceptance conditions. There continues to be no impact to Domestic Intermodal customers.
For up-to-date information on specific impacts to your shipments or other problem-resolution inquiries, contact Customer Service at 1-888-333-8111, customer_service@cpkcr.com or through the Log an Issue tool on Customer Station.

CN Customer Advisory: Update Related to BCMEA-ILWU Tentative Agreement
A tentative agreement has been reached between the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).
We expect port operations to resume either later today or early tomorrow morning, given this development, CN will focus on the following resumption plan:
Prioritize all staged trains on CN’s network into the ports in Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
Resume loading traffic on ground at CN terminals to the ports in British Columbia.
We expect to resume accepting export loads and empty containers in Toronto, Montreal and Memphis in the next 24 hours.
We are monitoring ground count levels at our terminals in Chicago, Detroit, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, and will prioritize train departures from these terminals to free up space and resume acceptance of containers at these facilities, we expect a 48-72 hour window prior to acceptance.
We are working with our port partners in Vancouver and Prince Rupert on planning out bound train departures.
Customers will be notified individually on their allocated capacity.
Please do not hesitate to contact your Account Manager or our Customer Service team should you require further information.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this period.