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Continuing strikes in Bilbao, strikes to start in Valencia and France on lockdown

Bilbao Following from our previous messages, the Stevedoring Unions in Bilbao have called for further industrial strikes, set to take place from 09/11/2020 08:00 am and continue until and including 09/12/2020 08:00. We remain to keep a keen eye on the situation, and as it develops, we will inform and advise accordingly. Valencia In other strike related news, Diario del Puerto reports that Valencia Port strikes are set to take place. They are to take…

Shipping Line to avoid UK Ports

Evergreen, a major Taiwanese shipping line, has decided to stop accepting bookings into UK ports with immediate effect. This is due to various factors, namely the severity of UK port congestions and a serious shortage of equipment in Asia. This decision will be in place until the situation has seen considerable improvements and is brought under control. For now, at least, this will be in place until the end of November when further announcements will…

Continued strikes at Port of Bilbao

Further to our recent updates regarding the ongoing industrial strikes , it is now clear they will continue at the Port of Bilbao after the Dockers Union advised that the strike action will carry on until 9th November 2020. We have been advised that talks are continuing between all the parties to try to find a resolution but to date no agreement has been reached. This week we will face further disruption in the Northern Spain due…

Customs Clearance Post Brexit

Countdown to End of Brexit Transition Period Days Hours Minutes Seconds After what has felt like a never-ending Saga, Brexit and its repercussions are very much right around the corner. The UK Government has finally shed some light on how importing from the EU is going to take shape come 01/01/2021. We have had snippets of information up to this point, various new procedures that have come in and gone back out again, but now…

Strikes in Southern Europe

Spain The stevedores in Bilbao has called for multiple days of strike action during the month of October. Workers in the port cargo handling services are to stop performing their activities between the 9th and 25th October. There are talks of the strikes to be extended further until the 9th of November or even until Christmas. The strikes have so far caused a disruption to most of the services sailing out of Bilbao port with…