Montreal Gateway Terminals (MGT) has announced that, effective Tuesday February 25th, 2020, a Force Majeure will be declared due to the blockades that have brought services across most of CN Rail’s network to a halt.
To avoid further gridlocks resulting from this unprecedented situation, MGT strongly recommends that all cargo be rerouted to move by truck. Once the Force Majeure is in place, import rail containers that are left sitting in the terminals for more than five days will be charged storage fees.
The Force Majeure will be in effect for cargo leaving Montreal, and destined to an inland port west of Belleville, ON, such as Toronto. It is recommended that you contact your freight forwarder or make arrangements with the steamship lines directly in order to redirect shipments.