The MPA which manages port infrastructures was not party to the conflict and regrets the inconveniences that this situation caused to users of port services, shippers and their customers.
Following the back to work agreement, operation resumed Saturday July 24 at 08:00 hours when all rail traffic restarted, construction work continued, vessels diverted to other ports were en route back to Montreal and all ports entrances were reopened.
During the Montreal labour lockout, the Port of Halifax handled five diverted container vessels. “We are happy to have been able to help those customers, with whom we have an ongoing business relationship with at the Port of Halifax during this difficult time for them. I think they were glad to have the Halifax option and appreciate the fact that our workforce was able to work their vessels and that CN was able to provide additional rail capacity,” said Doug Rose, President, Halterm Container Terminal Limited.