- Canada's railroad regulator will investigate shipper complaints of discriminatory behavior against certain loads heading for Port Metro Vancouver by the country's two largest railroads. A public hearing on the matter will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29.
- According to shippers, Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) railroads are prioritizing cargo and rationing space to combat congestion in light of new trade deals with the U.S. and Mexico. The investigation will seek to discover whether the railroads violated their "common carrier obligation" requiring railroads to take on all freight.
- "I take great exception to having our company included in a formal investigation into rail service in the Lower Mainland," said CP President and CEO Keith Creel in a Jan. 14 statement, calling the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) probe "irresponsible" as the railroad had not yet been formally notified or asked for participation at the time.