Strike updates: Spain strike cancelled, Australia Tugboat strike Nov 18, 2022

Spain / Trucking Strike Cancelled 
The transport strike in Spain this week was called off after failing to gather enough support from transport association and unions through the country.  The strike only caused some disruption in the port of Algeciras.  

Australia / Tugboat Strike November 18, 2022 

Tugboat operator Svitzer will start an indefinite lockout on Friday November 18, 222 that will impact multiple ports around Australia.  The dispute is an escalation of union industrial action since October that has added up to 2,000 hours of work stoppages. 

The lockout is expected to cause shipping line port omissions or diversions, shipping delays and additional costs in detention / demurrage and storage of goods/containers.  

Read more background in this article from Maritime-Executive.

US / Thanksgiving Holiday – plan for ISF cutoffs and airfreight arrivals

NASA and its shipping partner will be closed on Thursday and Friday Nov 24 – 25, 2022 for Thanksgiving holidays. 

For import ocean freight arrivals please note that the ISF filing cutoff for US customs will be Tuesday Nov 22, 2022 for departures through Wednesday Nov 30, 2022.

For import airfreight, arrivals should not be planned on or between Thursday Nov 23, 2022 through Monday Nov 27, 2022 to avoid potential storage charges due to the holiday closures.