US to ban freight clamped in U.S. for new year

A U.K. court on Thursday ordered the closure of a Canadian-owned Canadian-operated cargo elevator for new years because of a fire that broke out in June.

The court ordered the U.N.-affiliated company, Canadian Pacific Railway, to close its Vancouver terminal and to stop the use of the equipment by the end of December.

The blaze that destroyed two units of the elevator in May ignited after the clamps that hold the elevator’s bolts to the platform came loose.

The fire burned for two weeks and killed two workers.

Canadian Pacific says it’s still in the process of assessing the damage to the facility.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The building is owned by Canadian Pacific’s parent company, the Toronto-based International Trains in Canada.