Strike action in Bremerhaven and Hamburg
2024-07-09 12:07

Strike action in Bremerhaven and Hamburg

The following release was published by Maersk:

Collective Agreement Negotiations between terminals and unions in Germany have been ongoing for a number of weeks, resulting in strike action from union members at Bremerhaven and Hamburg ports.

Before the next round of negotiations get under way on 11th and 12th July, union Ver.di has called for warning strikes across terminals. The Port of Hamburg (besides Frucht Terminal) will be subject to a 48-hour strike from 07:00 on 9th July to 07:00 on 11th July, while Bremerhaven workers will strike for 24 hours from 14:00 on 9th July to 14:00 on 10th July.

At this time, affected Maersk vessels at Hamburg and Bremerhaven will observe the duration of the strike and recover the impact when service resumes fully. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but rest assured our teams are evaluating the situation frequently and making decisions in the interest of minimising any impact on your supply chain.

The situation is subject to change at short notice with negotiations ongoing, and we will continue to look into further contingency measures if necessary for limiting delays to our customers’ cargo. We will keep you informed of any changes as soon as possible. To receive the latest ETA notifications, please sign up here.

Should you have any further questions, please contact your local Maersk professional. Our customer service and commercial teams are always available to support should you need assistance.

Source: Maersk