Update on shipments from France

The shipment backlog at French ports has been improving since last week.  Ports workers discontinued the four hour work stoppages which allowed more transport movements after the massive disruptions to schedules from the protests. 

Labor unions have called for nationwide strikes on April 28, 2023 and May 1st, 2023 but the impact and scope of the protests on container movements is not yet known. 

​​​​​​Note that upcoming May holidays in France fall on Monday May 1, Monday May 8, Thursday May 18, and Monday May 29, 2023.  Prepare for longer lead times from France due May holidays and the backlog from strikes.