New 48 hour general strike in Greece from 27 January

Associations, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes — By on January 25, 2016 at 4:29 PM
Port of Piraeus

Port of Piraeus

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a new 48 hour strike in Greece on 27 January which is expected to affect the routes of domestic and local ferries and commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara ports for cargo discharging. 

The strike action has been announced by the Hellenic Crew Union and the Towage and Salvage Crew Union of Piraeus and is scheduled to start at 06:00 local time on 27 January and end at 06:00 on 29 January. During the stoppage period, vessels will not be able to berth, shift or sail from the affected ports. Tug boats in Thessaloniki are expected to work normally on these dates as these crew will not be attending this strike.

The action has been called by the unions in response to the Government’s planned changes to labour and insurance rights, pensions and retirement ages.

ISS Greece is working with its clients to minimise delays and will keep its clients updated.

About Inchcape Shipping Services

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider. With some 300 proprietary offices in 70 countries and a 4000-strong workforce the company’s diverse global customer base 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, information and data as well as a range of associated maritime services and innovative voyage-management technology. The company additionally offers 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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