Grain Trains To Canada’s Port Of Vancouver Recover As Wildfires Rage

The number of grain-laden rail cars reaching Canada’s biggest port to be loaded on ships have doubled since last week, slowly clearing the gridlock caused by wildfires that are raging across five provinces and almost all the way to the Arctic Ocean.

More than 2,700 cars carrying grain had reached Vancouver by Monday after tracks were repaired following a June 30 wildfire in the key corridor that carries the bulk of rail cargo to the West Coast for export, AG Transport Coalition data show. While this is more than double the daily average last week, more than 2,000 grain cars remain idled along the route.

The wildfires have caused the latest snarl to global exports that were already hampered by a container shortage and soaring shipping costs. Goods ranging from grains to crude oil to lumber travel along the British Columbia tracks for export.

This is an excerpt from a gCaptain article