France Strike: Impact at Port of Le Havre

February 12, 2014 By Yasumori Jinno, CargoSmart Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Center

On February 6, the CGT union in France held a nationwide strike to protest privatizing worker’s employment. According to a union spokesman, 85% to 90% of port operations were halted in the country. Although it was only a one-day strike, delays were noticeable. Below are the figures of vessels’ average berth times at France’s largest port, Le Havre, in the last two weeks including the strike period.

  • Date Range: January 27 – February 8
  • Vessel Arrivals: 78
  • Longest Berth Time = 57.5 hours
  • Average Berth Time = 22.1 hours

The union also requested to have another strike on February 12. We will closely monitor the situation and provide updates.

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