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(Source:, October 26, 2023)

For more than a decade, British Columbia ports have won market share from U.S. West Coast ports for containers bound to Chicago and the Midwest — but that long-term trend has reversed in a matter of months due to the two-week dockworkers strike at Vancouver and Prince Rupert. The July strike prompted U.S. importers to divert their freight to ports on the U.S. West Coast, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. And that freight has not shifted back to the Canadian ports, CN and CPKC officials said this week.

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