Protests over proposed pipeline in British Columbia are causing major disruption to the rail network in Canada.
A major Canadian rail company, has announced it will shut down all trans-continental rail services as a result of blockages caused by protests against a pipeline in British Columbia, which began last week.
The shutdown has already begun to impact the movement of freight and passengers in Canada, and is now resulting in delays to many cross-border movements from the US into Canada and into global markets.
Many ocean freight shipping lines operate European services to and from US Midwestern and West Coast states through Canadian sea ports, which use the rail network in Canada.
These services have now ceased because of the rail shutdown.