“The main road is open in bits and pieces, but it's really for essential goods (food, gas). You can't get there with a toy trip ”, illustrates its president Jean-Claude Fortin.
Evil for good
In Joliette, the Danfreight Systems president Daniel Bérard says, on the contrary, for him, the containers stranded in the port of Vancouver and the paralysis of certain trains bring him more work. With fewer trains available to go to the US West Coast, his business has seen demand skyrocket in recent days.
“Our customers are forced to find an alternative to rail, so that puts pressure on the transport rate, ”he explains.
At Canadian National (CN), it is pointed out that due to the weather, the Kamloops-Vancouver corridor will remain closed to work.
–With the collaboration of Julien McEvoy
The Port of Vancouver is the most important in Canada. More than $ 200 billion in goods go there each year, from 170 countries.