Strikes Begin to Affect Ocean Freight Services in France

The weeks-long strikes over French President Emmanuel Macron’s new pension reform plan have disrupted commerce across France, and labor actions at seaports are now forcing alterations to at least some container services.  The port disruptions include tug operator and docker strikes at Le Havre and Marseille, two of France’s largest cargo ports. More details can…

Brazilian truck drivers strike hit ports and airports in the country

The truckers’ strike in Brazil has reached day nine, but is finally starting to show signs of demobilization – two days after President Michel Temer announced a package of concessions to truck drivers. As a result, dry fuel stations began to be refueled with ethanol, gasoline and diesel – according to the National Agency of…

India – Transporters End Strike at Nhava Sheva

Source: CIFFA Transporters hauling containers to and from Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva) have called off their strike that lasted four days. Local politicians and transporters will hold an emergency meeting with the port authorities Tuesday to finalize an amicable solution to the issue. Meanwhile as previously reported port workers’ unions across India are planning…

Spanish Stevedores to Strike Again

Source: CIFFA Spanish dockworkers have decided to resort again to strikes across Spanish ports as a way of pressuring the government to restore stability to the sector. The dockworkers’ union Coordinadora announced the measure on May 9, following a meeting of stowage representatives. Details on the duration of work stoppages and their start date have…

Israel – Strike Halts Operations at Ashdod and Haifa Ports

Source: CIFFA Merchant vessels calling at Haifa and Ashdod, Israel’s main commercial seaports, face serious delays due to longshore labour walkouts. Stevedores at the state-run ports are protesting the impending arrival of competition from nearby private terminals. Longshore members of Histadrut (the General Federation of Labour in Israel) walked out at Ashdod and Haifa on…

India – Transport Union on Strike at Port of Nhava Sheva

Harbour truck operators at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva) took their vehicles off the roads yesterday morning and have called for an indefinite strike to pressure authorities to reconsider a regulated transport system rolled out on May 1st. Roads are being blocked to and from the port, and as a result all export and import…