Lisbon port strikes could effect Irish hauliers
A series of planned strikes this month are set to cause havoc at ports in Lisbon. The industrial action by the Stevedores Union is set to run until the 27th of November. A report released by Inchape Shipping Services has informed companies that the strikes are set to cause huge jams at commercial ports in the Portuguese capital.
This news will not be welcomed by Irish hauliers who frequently work and pass through the ports in Lisbon. The ISS Operations Manager Julian Isola has recently said “It is believed that the ongoing nature of this strike action and the existing shortage of Stevedores gangs may cause major backlogs in the coming weeks, with some shipping lines considering suspending Lisbon port calls until the action has ended.
Mr. Isola went on to state “We would like to stress that tanker vessels are currently unaffected and bulk carriers are unlikely to suffer any more than minor delays.”