IMPORTANT SERVICE ALERT – BRITISH COLUMBIA
ATS is now moving freight
Canada Post are delivering shipments in the most BC corridors, but are reporting challenges with Abbotsford, Merrit, Yarrow, Quilchena and Chilliwack
The remaining carrier who have not confirmed that they are moving freight is Purolator.
November 23rd, 2021
ICS Courier has opened up their Ground routes in BC. They do expect delays until volumes stabilize.
November 19th, 2021
The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency following severe flooding and landslides, causing widespread damage and closures preventing ground access into and out of the province.
This is causing the following service interruptions:
All shipments destined for BC via ground service originating from our Ontario based facilities are no longer being picked up by any of our LTL carriers, couriers, and Canada Post.
- Shipments originating from BC and destined outside the province are no longer being picked up.
- Shipments originating from BC and destined within the lower mainland will be picked up if a carrier has equipment available, however expect significant delays.
- BC destined shipments sent via Air service are still being processed by all couriers, including Canada Post, and is currently the only option for urgent shipments.
- Rail services from BC to eastern Canada for both CN and CP rail lines have been interrupted, which will be affecting inbound container traffic to Ontario.
- Shipments destined to BC that have left our Ontario facilities but have not made it through the closure areas to Vancouver will experience delays at this time. Most carriers will show a scan indicating ‘service interruption’ or similar wording.
- Under certain circumstances it is possible that a shipment will be returned to our facility if a carrier does not have the ability to hold the shipment.
Please reach out to your dedicated Client Services Representative should you have any questions. The current situation in BC is fluid and we will continue to provide updates as conditions change. Thank you for your patience as our friends in BC work to recover and restore service over the coming weeks.