Update provided by the Port of Halifax, October 14:
The Port of Halifax is well on its way to restoring normal fluidity at its two container terminals arising from additional volume in recent weeks brought on by industrial action in Montreal and a surge of imports.
On October 5th and October 12th, two vessels lifted out 1,800 diverted containers back to the Port of Montreal. This alleviates congestion at both terminals, and allows more intermodal imports and exports to flow as usual by rail.
With the above action and CN’s commitment, the port expects the remaining diverted cargo to be moving by the end of the week. Meanwhile, regular Halifax-discharge and loading cargo continues with the full cooperation of the longshore labour force, the trucking community, the terminal operators and CN Rail.