Please be advised as per below update regarding Canadian Pacific (CP) rail labor negotiations.
Canadian Pacific (CP) has received notice from the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC) representing locomotive engineers and conductors, and from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) representing signals and communication employees that employee members of the respective unions will be withdrawing their services to operate freight and passenger trains and to maintain CP’s signaling systems in Canada, effective 2200, Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
CP will continue to meet with the TCRC and the IBEW in the hopes of reaching agreements that are in the best interests of the entire CP family, its customers, shareholders and the broader North American economy. CP has commenced and will continue to execute a safe and structured shutdown of its train operations in Canada.
An embargo application for shipments routing to and from CP Canadian locations is now in place to be effective 0001 Wednesday, May 30, 2018. This embargo applies to:
All shipments originating in Canada which are billed to any Canadian or US destinations.
All shipments originating in the United States which are billed to any Canadian destinations.
The embargo can be rescinded at any time.
During the embargo which begins Wednesday May 30 at 00:01, intermodal terminal gates will remain open, in so far as practicable and so long as capacity permits, in order to reduce the impact of the work stoppage by CP’s unionized employees represented by the TCRC and IBEW.
If at origin, customers will be able to request pick up or ingate containers until terminals have reached their capacity. Private perishable protective service equipment and international reefers are excluded and will not be allowed in the terminals at this time as they require fueling / monitoring.
If a container has arrived at its destination terminal, customers will be able to request delivery or pick up containers from the terminal.
CP will not be providing over-the-road train service during the work stoppage.
CP will communicate to customers when terminals are nearing capacity to avoid loads being turned away at the gate.
For up-to-date information on specific impacts to your shipments or other problem resolution inquiries, please contact Canadian Pacific Customer Service at 1-888-333-8111. You can also reach Customer Service through the Log an Issue tool on Customer Station or via email at customer