21 Nov 2014
USA Strike Contingency & Emergency Strike Surcharge

Please be aware these charges would only be applicable if you, as our customer, requested movement of your cargo via an alternate port routing due to the closure of West Coast ports.  We will not arbitrarily take it upon ourselves to reposition your cargo and impose these costs upon you. Emergency…

19 Aug 2014
Truckers strike in Ningbo

Please note that we have been advised that the container truck drivers in Ningbo have gone on strike & are demonstrating  in demand for higher wages.   Please expect delays for FCL & LCL as a result.At this stage, details are vague and we have no indication of when this will be resolved. We will…

31 Oct 2013
Update * Italian Trucking Strike *

Further to our recent posting we are happy to advise that the planned transport strike has been called off.

29 Oct 2013
Planned Italian Trucking Strike : week 28th Oct - 1st November

We have just received notice of the possibility of a nationwide trucking strike throughout Italy beginning this week.  At this stage the strike appears to be more along the lines of a threat than a confirmed action, but we will have a further update by Wednesday 30th hopefully confirming…

Maersk Terminal Strike Issues ex Rotterdam

For the last two weeks the MAERSK Container Terminal in Rotterdam has been closed due to Industrial Action.  Fortunately we only had a few clients with containers that had been already been delivered in to that Terminal who have been badly affected.  The rest of the Full Container shipments we had…

7 May 2013
Hong Kong Port Strike Update

Hong Kong's largest industrial action for six years which lasted 38 days at Hong Kong International Terminals has ended. Fortunately the strike at the worlds third largest port did not majorly upset marine traffic. Vessel exchanges were delayed up to three days only. Many shipping lines diverted to…

11 Apr 2013
Industrial Action at Hong Kong Container Terminal

Strike action at Hong Kong`s largest container terminal,HIT, has entered its second week.To date,this strike action has had very little effect in terms of delays on the Hong Kong to New Zealand trade route.Most carriers have been able to get alternative slots at the competing MTL and DWP  terminals…

24 Jan 2013
Barcelona Port Strike

The Port of Barcelona have reported a strike of all transport cntrs in/out from Tuesday 22nd Jan until Monday 28th January.   We will keep you informed of any developments.  

31 Dec 2012
USA Potential Strike Update - 31 Dec 2012

The ILA and USMX have reached agreement on a few terms for the new contract.  While the remainder of the agenda items are negotiated, both sides have agreed in good faith to extend the current contract through January 28, 2013.  Therefore, the strike has been averted for another 30 days with both…

20 Dec 2012
USA – Potential Strike Surcharges

Further to previous notifications please note the following. Unfortunately the negotiations for a new contract between the Int’l Longshoremens Association (ILA) and the employers represented by the US Maritime Alliance (USMX) abruptly broke off in the USA Tuesday afternoon. While both sides are…

10 Dec 2012
Planned Fremantle Port Strike held off

From: AAP December 07, 2012 8:47PM The first four days of a planned eight-day strike by maritime workers at busy Fremantle Port has been withdrawn. The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) had given notice to the Fremantle Port Authority of the protected industrial action, which was to start at…

7 Dec 2012
Proposed Fremantle Strike

A proposed stoppage at Fremantle is planned to begin at 5:30am on Sunday December 9th  and to continue for eight more days until 05:30am on December 17th.  Services affected include the mooring of ships, security, quarantine collection in the inner and outer harbours where these services are…

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