Total southbound traffic from Canada in August was 130,216 carloads. This is a 7.1% increase over July.
Overall traffic moving into the western ports region increased in August, going from 118,477 carloads moving to the ports in July to 131,338 carloads, an increase of 10.9%. Daily average volume in August was 4,378 carloads per day.
August saw 67,233 containers enter through the Port of Vancouver. This is a 55.0% increase over July, which had much lower volumes stemming from the work shutdown at the western Canada ports. Average daily volume was 2,201 containers per day,
RailState has looked in more detail at how CN and CPKC handled the August 18 traffic interruption in the Fraser River Canyon Directional Running Zone caused by the Kookipi Creek Fire.
Flooding Halts Rail Traffic in Southern California, Wildfires Stop Trains in British Columbia
In the month since the end of the main strike period, the railroads are close to matching volumes seen before the strike. There has not been a significant, widespread increase in train volume aimed at clearing backlogs caused by the
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The port terminals and railroads are moving quickly to resolve any backlogs as a result of the work stoppage.
RailState is closely monitoring the flows of rail traffic in the western ports region as a result of the ILWU strike. Intermodal experienced the most immediate changes from the work stoppage, slowing to a halt soon after the start of
RailState is closely monitoring the flows of rail traffic in the western ports region as a result of the ILWU strike. The most dramatic change has been in intermodal. All non-domestic intermodal rail traffic into and out of the Ports