The dockworkers’ strike at the western ports began on July 1 and we have seen a fast and significant impact on freight rail volume out of the ports. Container volume out of the ports quickly dropped and there are now
Overall traffic moving into the western ports region declined in June, going from 137,550 carloads moving to the ports in May to 130,906 carloads in June, a decrease of 4.8%. Daily average volume in June was 4,364 carloads per day.
Total southbound traffic on CN in June was 82,266 cars, which was 3.5% lower than traffic in May (85,256 cars). CPKC showed a larger decrease in total southbound traffic from May to May, dropping 15%. Average daily southbound traffic for
June saw 63,523 containers enter through the western Canada ports. This is a drop of 5.27% of total container volume from May and 12.6% lower volume than June 2022. Average daily volume was 2,117 containers per day. While June volume
Southbound traffic into the US declined in June on both carriers. CPKC saw a larger drop of 10.9% in southbound traffic compared to May, and CN saw a modest decrease of 2.8%. Based on data from June 1-15, this month
Overall traffic moving into the western ports region is down 4.9% in the first two weeks of June. Total volume to the western ports region is on pace to hit 130,800 carloads by the end of the month, about 7,000
CPKC sees strong volume to start the month; CN shows big decline from May. Total average daily volume for June is 2,111 containers per day, a drop of 2.41% from May.
Import traffic into the ports of Vancouver and Ridley eclipsed traffic moving westbound into the ports region in May, with 141,304 carloads coming into Canada compared to 137,550 moving toward the ports, a 3,754 carload difference.
Total southbound traffic from Canada was 134,124 cars in February, 139,283 in March, 138,996 in April, and 139,409 in May.
In May, more than 67,000 intermodal containers originated in Vancouver, resulting in a daily average volume of 2,163 containers per day. This represents a 18.4% increase in the daily average volume compared to April.