National strike in France – update week 4
During the past weeks, massive strikes against a planned pension reform have paralyzed public transport in France. The strike is still going on this week (week 4).
French ports, which are already impacted by days of strike, are getting congested. Alternative options like Antwerp, Genoa or Barcelona are getting congested as well, therefore delays on bookings and pick up/delivery with those ports are expected.
Here is an overview of the planned strike activity in the French ports:
- Dunkerque: dockers/stevedores 23/01 & 24/01; tugboats 22/01 to 25/01 until 6 am
- Le Havre: dockers/stevedores 22/01 to 25/01 until 6 am; tugboats 24/01 to 25/01 until 8 am
- Montoir: dockers/stevedores 22/01 to 25/01 until 6 am; tugboats 21/01 to 24/01 until 9 am
- FOS: dockers/stevedores 22/01 to 25/01 until 6 am; tugboats 20/01 to 23/01 until 9 am
Pick-up and delivery by rail would be also difficult. Air freight is not concerned so far, but we will keep you informed about that.
Get assured that our operational teams will do their utmost to minimize the effects of the strike.
In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your responsible contact person in the respective DACHSER branch.