National Strike at French Ports

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Workers at French ports embarked on a national strike starting at 6 a.m. local time today, February 12. The strike, which affects most public terminals but not private ones, will likely last 24 hours.

Fos/Lavera - Port workers stopped work 12/0600 (probably until 13/0600) at Fos/Lavera oil terminals (not fully privatized). Dry bulk and containers terminals must be affected too (dockers).

Le Havre - Private terminals (CIM/Antifer – crude oil and product cargoes) not affected/ Dry bulk and containers terminals must be affected (dockers), as well as bridges/locks (operated by public staff) to proceed to some private terminals (SHMPP).

Rouen - Most terminals are private ones so not affected, however dockers are blocking the city centre.

Donges - Total (private) terminals (crude oil and product cargoes) not affected. Dry bulk/containers terminals affected (dockers).
 

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