PortandTerminal.com, September 22, 2019
VANCOUVER, BC – In February of 2015, a severe winter storm hit the Port of Halifax as a RoRo vessel containing thousands of BMWs and MINI arrived.
CN Rail had a large backlog at its Eastern Passage Autoport in Halifax, Canada that was partially blamed on Nova Scotia’s brutal winter that year. The upshot was that many vehicles in that lot were partially encrusted in ice and unable to move for weeks.
Due to the extensive “exposure to standing water and salt for an extended period,” Transport Canada – the transportation regulatory department of the Canadian government – issued a recall for the 2,966 vehicles in port affected by the storm.
The 2015 recall mentioned at the time the BMW 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, i3, i8 , X1 crossover, Z4 roadster, MINI Cooper, Cooper Convertible, Coupe, Mini Paceman, and MINI Roadster.
The damaged vehicles eventually were shipped out to Canada’s West Coast. Since then, the cars have been sitting at ADESA Vancouver, a salvage auction yard where they have been slowly rusting away.
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