Austerity strike action hits European ports – ISS summary report

News, Ports & Terminals — By on November 14, 2012 at 7:21 PM

The Piraeus Container Terminal

Portugal

Strikes are being held by the Union CGTP, but not officially by UGT.

Lisbon: Stevedores are on strike. Container terminals and depots have stopped. Authorities are working.

Leixoes: All working.

Aveiro and Figueira da Foz: Stevedores are on strike. Container terminals and depots have stopped. Authorities are working.

Sines: All working.

Setubal and Margueira Lisnave Drydock: Stevedores are on strike. Container terminals and depots have stopped. Authorities are working in half closed regime. Drydock is stopped.

Spain

Algeciras: Pilots are operating at 50 per cent capacity. No picket lines in Algeciras port currently, but sporadic trouble has been reported in different locations including Vigo and Valencia. Transportation is not working in ports (trucks and trailers).

Greece

Strike concentrated in three hours today from 1200-1500. Ports will be fully stopped. All operations are planned for before, or after the stoppage. ISS will continue to monitor the situation on behalf of ship owners and operators and will keep customers updated.

Further updates will be posted on the ISS website www.iss-shipping.com

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