ISS warns of impact on crew logistics services following major strike by Iberia airlines

Aviation, Labour Disputes, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies, Strikes — By on February 19, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is warning of a likely impact on crew logistics services in all Spanish ports after the main unions for Iberia airlines called a five day national strike in Spain from 18th February to 22nd February.

It is anticipated that around 40 per cent of scheduled flights and ten per cent of international flights will be grounded, with connecting flights to Malaga airport also likely to be affected.

Says Julian Isola, Operations Manager, ISS Algeciras and Iberia: “We anticipate that this five day strike will affect crew changes in Spanish ports and are working closely to keep customers updated.  The unions have also planned further industrial action from 4th-8th March and 18th-22nd March.”

ISS Iberia will continue to monitor developments on behalf of ship owners and operators and will keep customers updated.  The company has also created a dedicated email address for any customer enquiries about the action at iberiaops@iss-shipping.com, and further updates will be posted on www.iss-shipping.com

About Inchcape

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With 289 proprietary offices in 65 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 750, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

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