Announcement of Strikes in Spanish Ports

 

Spanish Ports Contingency Update 27 June 2017 

Dear customer,

Following our previous communications with respect to the Spanish ports contingency, we would like to inform you that, based on the latest updates published by the stevedores’ unions, the call for strikes for the rest of June and July have been cancelled.

From Seago Line we will continuously follow the situation and actively work on contingency plans.

We focus all our efforts on minimising the impact of this contingency on our customers and will also contact you directly if your cargo is affected.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to our local sales or customer service representatives. You can find contact details on our offices on https://www.seagoline.com/offices

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support and understanding.

Kind regards,

Seago Line 

 

 

Updated 25 June 2017 

We can now share with you the following information received from respective terminals.

It has been made official that local agreements have been made between the terminals and the stevedoring unions, aside of the unilateral ANESCO agreement. BEST terminal in Barcelona and terminals in Algeciras has returned to normal as of June 20th. A local agreement has also been reached in Valencia on June 21st, meaning that strikes are currently cancelled in Algeciras, Barcelona and Valencia. The aim is still to reach a unilateral agreement by 30th of September but until then, the local agreements should ensure that no strike actions will be performed in Spain.

 

The current situation at the ports as of now is:

Algeciras: Strikes are now called off as local agreements have been made, thus normal productivity.

Valencia: Strikes are now called off as local agreements have been made, thus normal productivity.

Barcelona: Strikes are now called off as local agreements have been made, thus normal productivity.

Other Spanish ports: Strikes are now called off, thus normal productivity.

 

This information applies ONLY to days and TERMINALS where the strike is carried out:

• From 08:00 3rd of July until 08:00 of 5th of July (48 hrs strike with only work in odd hours)

• From 08:00 6th of July until 08:00 of 8th of July (48 hrs strike with only work in odd hours)

 

Updated 5 June 2017 

In light of the announced strike of the stevedores’ sector in Spain, we would like to share with you the following information received from respective terminals and related with activities at gates.

This information applies to days when the strike is carried out which is:

• From 08:00 5th of June until 08:00 of 6th of June

• From 08:00 7th of June until 08:00 of 8th of June

• From 08:00 9th of June until 08:00 of 10th of June

Gates opening will be subjected to yard’s congestion. Under this scenario, regular opening timetable is not guaranteed.

Vessel  ETA  Service  Port  Contingency 
SL ILLINOIS  June 6 2017  TA6  Algeciras  Vessel will omit Algeciras APMT and cargo will be discharge in Barcelona. 
MSC ILONA  June 5 2017  TA5  Algeciras  Vessel will omit Algeciras APMT and cargo on board will be discharge in Sines. Export cargo will be rolled to next vessel/voyage. 
MADRID MAERSK  June 2 2017  AE2  Algeciras  Vessel will omit Algeciras and cargo will be discharge in Port Tangier, for further connection to Algeciras. 

 

Algeciras TTIA

Day 05th of June gates will open earlier at 02:00 to facilitate operations.

 

Algeciras APMT

Gates will open days 05/07 and 09 during hours strike is not called.

 

Bilbao Noatum

Gates will open 15 to 30 minutes before regular gate opening time till 18:00.

Gates will be only opened for import units (including empty deliveries) / reefer / IMO.

Export in Noatum Bilbao will be accepted only for vessels operating same day.

Any allowance to enlarge the previous restriction for export cargo will be noticed after Monday 5th June.

Train operations will be limited to 20 hrs.

In order to mitigate the impact on non-strike days, they would consider the possibility to extent the timetable for delivery/reception of the containers from 20 to 02, subject to availability of dockers and conditions after the strike day. In case of train, depending on door’s demand and congestion.

 

Barcelona Best

Day 05th of June is local holiday

So far no restrictions will be imposed at gate in terms of acceptance/releasing conts.

 

Barcelona APMT

Export cargo/containers to be loaded shall only be accepted whenever they are in the Terminal within the following time frame: not earlier than 5 working says from the start of the scheduled vessel’s operations, and not later than 6 hours prior to the start of the scheduled operations of the vessel.

 

Valencia Noatum

Gates will open at 07:45 till 18:00.

Train operations will be limited to 20 hrs.

For non-strike days, gate operations will be extended till 23:00 subject to availability of dockers and conditions after the strike day.

 

MSC Terminal Valencia

Gates will open at 06:00 (instead at 08:00).

Days 06th of June and 8th of June gates will be extended till 23:00.

 

Vigo Termavi

During conflict days, gates will be open 15 minutes in advanced (07:45 hours). For these days, closing time will be at 18:45 hours. Priority will be granted for reefer conts and IMO cargo.

 

We inform you that based on the communications released, the unions have decided to keep the call for strikes on days 5 June, 7 June and 9 June.

 

Updated 26 May 2017 

An agreement has been reached between the stevedore unions and ANESCO. As a consequence of this, strikes in all ports are reported to be called off (strike suspended: 24th May, 26th May, 29th May, 31st May) until June 2nd (expected disruption dates: 2nd June, 5th June, 7th June and 9th June).

• Algeciras, Valencia and Barcelona confirmed strikes are called off.

• Castellon has communicated that strikes are still planned as from June 2nd during odd hours.

We will be sharing new information as soon as we know more.

 

Updated 19 May 2017 

In light of the announced industrial actions at Spanish ports, it is our intention to keep you constantly updated with regard to any service changes that might have an impact on the flow of your cargo. In the section below, we will be updating you with any information available and we encourage you to check it regularly for future updates.

As always, we remain at your disposal, so do not hesitate to contact our local staff in Spain if you need any additional information.

Vessel  ETA  Service  Port  Contingency 
Cezanne  May 20 2017  SAMBA  Algeciras  Will discharge at Port Tangier. Cargo will be moved back to Algeciras for connection. 
MSC Clara  May 17 2017  AE2  Algeciras  Will discharge all cargo initially planned for APMT at TTIA. 
MSC Ilona  May 19 2017  TA5  Algeciras  Vessel omits Algeciras. To call Malta for further connection to Algeciras. 
SL Washington  May 21 2017  TA6  Algeciras  Vessel will omit Algeciras and cargo will discharge either in Barcelona or in Malta. 

 

Updated 16 May 2017 

Dear customer,

In light of the announced voting on the new port labour law in Spain, we have been advised of new industrial actions announced by the stevedores’ union in Spanish ports. Slow-down actions on terminal operations have been initiated in the ports of Algeciras, Valencia and Barcelona from Monday afternoon, May 15. In addition, official strikes have been announced in all Spanish ports in the form of work stoppages on every other hour, (starting at 8.00 on a specific day and lasting until 8.00 the following day) on the following dates: 24th May, 26th May, 29th May, 31st May, 2nd June, 5th June, 7th June and 9th June. 

We are currently assessing what impact these actions will have on our operations and are committed to sharing more information with you as soon as possible.

Please reach out to our customer service teams if you have any further concerns: https://www.seagoline.com/offices

Kind regards,
Seago Line 

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