U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of Blaine (in Washington State) has announced repairs are underway in Cargo Lane #3 at the Blaine, Pacific Highway, Port of Entry.
On February 5, 2018, the Port experienced damage to infrastructure in the primary approach for Cargo Lane #3 at Pacific Highway Cargo facility. The repairs will be extensive and the project is estimated to last between 2 to 4 weeks. Although CBP-Blaine will implement strategies and make every effort to mitigate delays due the repairs and possible closure of additional lanes, they anticipate some delays during peak traffic volumes.
CBP-Blaine encourages Customs Brokers, Importers, Freight Forwarders, and Carriers to monitor Border Wait Times and consider utilizing alternate Ports of Entry during heavy volume periods.
Border Wait Times can be monitored at:
- Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website: https://bwt.cbp.gov
- Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT): https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/border/
- British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/ATIS/index.htm
If the trade community has any questions, they may contact Cargo Chief Harmit Gill at (360) 332-2675.
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