We have just learned that the ILWA has rejected the tentative deal reached with the BCMEA last week.
Consequently, strike action at Canada’s west coast ports resumed as of 16:30 PST today.
Given that this is an unexpected development, we will provide additional information as it becomes available.
In the meantime, operational information related to the resumption of strike activity can be found in the Port of Vancouver’s most recent customer bulletin, as per below:
|To Port of Vancouver’s valued customers and stakeholders:
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada rejected the tentative agreement reached July 13, 2023. Strike action resumed as of 16:30 PST, July 18.
Cruise vessels continue to be serviced.
Grain vessels continue to be serviced.
Centerm, Deltaport, Fraser Surrey, and Vanterm container terminals are currently impacted by labour action. As of July 18, seven container vessels are at berth and nine are awaiting entry into the port’s jurisdiction. For the Container Vessel Line-Up Report that includes vessels at anchor and dwelling outside of port authority jurisdiction, please visit our port dashboard here.
Marine operations: The port authority continues to manage vessel arrivals and anchorage assignments to maintain port fluidity, ensure the safe movement of vessels and manage anchorage capacity for terminals not affected by strike activity.
Port of Vancouver anchorage occupation (July 18, 2023 – 0600 am PST):
Vessels in port can be viewed on the home page of the PortVan eHub app by selecting “Vessels in Port” via the port authority’s mobile app. Download from the port authority’s website (eHub) or through the App Store (search for “PortVan eHub” or “Port of Vancouver”).
Rail operations: Please contact your railway directly for specific details regarding embargoed cargo, empties and destinations.
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of new developments as they arise.