New strike announced in Spain


The Spanish government approved the Stevedores Port Law Reform last Friday. In the meantime, the negotiations continue between employers and trade unions. However, no agreement has been reached and until then the Stevedore Union has called strikes.

The new actions are planned three days per week (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) on the odd hours. The strikes will take place on the 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 22nd and 24th of March.

The current operations in various Spanish ports are already disrupted due to low productivity levels and are negatively impacting our services in Spain. As a consequence, we will reduce to one sailing per week on Rotterdam – Bilbao as from week 10 until further notice.

We are constantly monitoring the situation and will keep you fully informed of the developments. Samskip will continue to explore the best alternatives to minimize the impact.

For more specified information about the status of your shipment or any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We thank you for your understanding.

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