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!