Extension of DP World Industrial Action
Attention: Shipping Manager
Unfortunately, it is not good news as we have received advice from our industry body, FTA, that despite continued efforts to reach an understanding, a further series of work bans and stoppages have been announced, upto and including Monday 11th December. A list of the upcoming protected industrial action due to take place in each port is attached.
This will cause further delays to ports already badly affected by the continuing strikes. Shipping lines are now regularly changing port rotations and/or omitting ports resulting in delays and sometimes additional charges. Our carriers are reporting daily port closures and difficulties collecting containers resulting in futile trips, along with detention being invoiced by shipping lines.
We will continue to keep you updated as further information comes to hand. In the meantime, if you are concerned regarding your shipments, please do not hesitate to contact your customer service representative.