ISS warns of disruption as Belgian national strike called for Monday 15 December 2014

Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes — By on December 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Inchape banner3Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising that Belgian trade unions have called a national strike for Monday. The strike, which will commence at midnight on 14 December and will continue through to midnight on 15 December, has been called by national unions to protest against new measures being taken by the Belgian Federal Government.

ISS Antwerp has reported that the unions represented in the National Joint Committee for the Port of Antwerp have called upon their members to participate. Severe disturbance to services in the Port of Antwerp, such as shortages of gangs and possible closure of the locks, are therefore anticipated. All Belgian ports are likely to be similarly affected, as will the Belgian railway and Belgian Customs.ISS offices in Belgium will remain open as normal and will monitor the strike and report updates through the company website atwww.iss-shipping.comCustomers are invited to contact our Belgian head office for further information at  issanrops@iss-shipping.com

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 300 proprietary offices in 67 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 900, 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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