The Ver.Di trade union has called for another warning strike by port workers in German seaports.
According to official information, this will affect the terminals in Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven. The warning strike is scheduled to begin tomorrow morning (23.06.2022) at 06:00 and then continue for 24 hours.
Due to the warning strike, extreme problems/delays are expected in the delivery/receipt of containers. Unfortunately, scheduled delivery of containers (including temporarily stored containers) cannot be guaranteed.
The Labour union “ver.di” has called for warning strikes lasting several hours. The first warning strik will take place on Thursday June 9th 2022 and will take several hours. Most likely further warning strikes will follow in the next coming days/weeks but have not yet been announced. Reason for the warning strikes is the ongoing bargaining dispute between “ver.di” and the Central Association of German Seaport Operators. During the current strike no truck handling will be possible. This will cause additional delays and costs for incoming and outgoing cargo. Please note that any resulting costs will be for account of the cargo.
Please note, from March 28th through April 01st Shanghai Pudong district and from April 01st through April 05th Shanghai Puxi district go to almost complete lockdown. First flights from Europe are cancelled already and more to follow. Urgent shipments, we recommend to discuss with your customer, should be re-routed to nearby entry airports or postponed.
Seafreight: The terminal operation at e.g. Shanghai port is still live, but we expect delays for any inland operation from / to the port area – a shortage of trucks / drivers is presumably and any urgent shipments need to be discussed separately. The general sequence of operations will be affected from this several-day lockdown and we recommend that you may check with our ocean or airfreight service team directly at any time.