2 Oct 2017
France – change of LCL service

At the end of October we will be changing our LCL service from Le Havre, France back to HAMBURG SUD.  Current service provider SEATRADE has a schedule change that will extend their transit time to 50+ days and as a result they are no longer a service option. HAMBURG SUD has a weekly service and a…

9 Jun 2016
France * Update on Industrial Situation *

A state of total chaos still exists in France.  On Tuesday this week (7th June) a “flash strike” by Port workers suddenly took place which meant vehicles could not get out of or in to the Port / Terminal area.  Further national strikes are planned for Thursday this week and again Tuesday next week.…

26 May 2016
Update on French Strikes

Following on from last week, please note there will be strikes again on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th May.  We have also been advised that the truckers are currently facing shortages in fuel as well. It is mostly Le Havre and FOS port at the moment and we are waiting for more information regarding…

1 Apr 2014
FRANCE, LE HAVRE - Container Delivery Delays

Le Havre Port Authority introduced a new container pick-up / delivery proceedure 2 weeks ago which to date has failed badly.  The new system concentrates on trucks having specific time slots for picking up / dropping off containers, however it would appear if the truck is delayed (usually due to…

24 Jan 2011
French Seafreight Situation

Port strikes in France have resulted in a number of containers being shortshipped and more recently most shipping lines cancelling port calls at Le Havre Port in the North and Fos (Marseille) in the South.   The situation has taken a turn for the worse with striking French…

12 Aug 2010
Implementation of Congestion Surcharge ex Fos Sur Mer, France to NZ

The port of Fos Sur Mer, France is facing severe congestion which unfortunately causes inconveniences and delays. This congestion is a direct result of strike action by terminal workers at Fos Sur Mer port causing lower port productivity and berthing delays. Current waiting time is at minimum of…

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