After several hours of assembly, Anesco representatives informed the employers that they are rejecting the proposal presented by the stevedores’ unions last Tuesday. Anesco’s representatives state that the main reason why they cannot accept it is because they found at least three points where the stevedores’ proposal could go against the competence laws. With this notice and the past announcement of the union’s decision to hold additional strikes, it seems conflict between the stevedores and their employers will remain.
Scheduled strikes will continue as announced. The next set of 48-hour stoppages will begin at 8AM on June 26th and will continue until 8AM on June 28th. Strikes will continue to commence and end at 8AM for June 29th – July 1st, July 3rd – 5th, and July 6th – 8th.
If you have cargo that requires extra protection like a refrigerated or insulated container, please consider making alternative arrangements. These stoppages are expected to cause sailing delays, container rollover, added charges by the terminals, and carrier cancellation of vessel calls in order to avoid disrupting their schedules.
We will continue to keep you up to date on any developments of the situation. If you have any questions as to how the strike may impact the transportation of your cargo passing through the Spanish ports, please contact us!
We hope to see you there in just two weeks!
Booth 1315, Mediterranean Ballroom
Need a more effective shipping solution for your cargo or better insurance coverage? Then don’t miss your chance to stop by booth 1315 and learn about how WSSA can improve the transportation of your cargo with our all-risk insurance coverage and our wide network of industry experts!
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with us and learn more about the WSSA advantage, send us an email!
Interested in networking and learning about the challenges faced today in the global trade industry? Want to find out how the new trade agenda will affect your business? Join our Managing Director, Alison Leavitt, at CONECT 2017, and hear about the latest trade lane updates! Come learn about our membership advantage while you gain insightful information on global trade!
CONECT serves to support the businesses of New England that depend on international trade. This event will be comprised of importers, exporters, customs brokers, freight forwarders, port authorities, logistics providers, consultants and others active in global trade.
If you’re at Vinitaly, our freight forwarding partner, Albatrans, would love to see you! Be sure to visit them at stand I5 – Hall F!
Acknowledged as a strategic economic lever for the internationalization of Italian wine companies, Vinitaly is part of the special “Made in Italy” promotion plan funded by the Ministry of Economic Development as the landmark trade fair for the wine sector.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet Albatrans and discover all the benefits of working with them!
With their in-depth understanding and expertise of this unique market sector, Albatrans is one of the top three providers in the wine and spirit industry! In addition to, they are the only freight forwarders to have their own warehouse in New Jersey, delivering nationally and within the NY metropolitan area 5 days a week!
Albatrans services include:
- LCL (less than container load)
- Personal consolidations
- FCL (full container loads)
- TCC (temperature controlled containers)
- Insulated containers
- Flexi Tanks
- ISO Tanks
- NCL (non-containerized/over-sized cargo)
- Insurance programs
- 100% visibility via web tracking portal