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Labor Trouble Causes Gothenburg Box Count to Drop

June 20, 2017

File Image: Container operations underway in port (CREDIT: port of Boston)

File Image: Container operations underway in port (CREDIT: port of Boston)

Port operator APM Terminals, part of shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it has seen container throughput at its Gothenburg terminal in Sweden fall by 70,000 over the past year because of labour disruptions.
 
"We have lost about 70,000 containers in revenue over the past year," Henrik Kristensen, head of APM Terminals in Gothenburg, told Reuters on Tuesday.
 
The port operator said earlier on Tuesday that it will cut 160 staff at the Gothenburg terminal, after container volumes had dropped by 25 percent.
 
APM Terminals' container port in Gothenburg is Scandinavia's largest, and approximately half of all Swedish container traffic moves through the terminal, the company said.

Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen 

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