France Strikes this Week

Posted 03/20/2023

Ongoing political issues in France continue to cause significant strike activities that are impacting logistics operations throughout the country. This week national strikes are announced for March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. Both Le Havre and Fos terminals will be affected. During the strike days full containers cannot be in-gated nor can empty containers be removed. Additionally, some vessel calls have been cancelled, attempting to avoid delays coming from Fos and Le Havre. Some shipping lines are even now refusing inland carrier haulage as they cannot guarantee entry for the containers at terminal. Due to the strike days this week, containers will only be able to be in-gated sporadically, and our Albatrans colleagues in France will be doing their best to find the open time slots and mitigate costs as much as possible. 

Please continue to expect increased costs and delays for cargo in this region. We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as available.