Hillebrand Spain has alerted us to current issues at port terminals this
week. Despite the cancellation of the port strikes on March 6th
and 8th, the pre-announcement led to ocean carriers skipping port
calls this week, with little or no notice in some cases. With no
sailings, terminal capacity and equipment availability becomes an issue,
especially for reefer equipment.
government and unions have a meeting scheduled for this Thursday March 9th and
the previously announced strike dates are currently still in place as follows:
10 - March 10th – every other hour starting at 8:00AM
11 - March 13th, 15th, 17th every other
hour starting at 8:00AM
12 – March 20th, 22nd, 24th every other hour
starting at 8:00AM
Port will strike on the above days for 24 hour periods starting at 8:00 AM.
protests continue to stem from European regulations to reform the country’s
port labor system, ending restrictive practices surrounding dock labor.
can expect to see delays for container gate in / gate out movements at all port
terminals, scheduled booking changes, and skipped port calls by ocean carriers.
We will continue to monitor the situation for any updates and attempt to minimize the impact of these closures whenever possible. For urgent orders, please reach out to your JF Hillebrand customer service representative at 732-388-0101 to discuss alternative routing possibilities or for any questions.