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Towage Workers Prepared To Strike At Piraeus Port Next Week

Towage workers prepared to strike at Piraeus port next week

Source: COSCO Shipping Ports Ltd
Piraeus, Greece (PortSEurope) February 19, 2021 -The Panhellenic Crew Union of Towage & Salvage is planning to launch a 48-hour strike for Tuesday-Wednesday next week at Piraeus port. During this period, towage services will be unavailable at Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT), causing berthng delays and harbour conjestion. “At the moment and until the end of the running week, it is, unfortunately, difficult to predict which will be the
extent of the strike’s effects in terms of the congestion and the increased waiting time to be created for the vessels expected to arrive at Piraeus port between February, 21st and 26th, 20212, said German shipper Hapag-Lloyd in a customer notice. Local sources report that the strike is part of wider action by 13 seafarer unions who want to change or remove regulations affectind seafarers’ rights from collective labour agreements concerning work hours and rest time. PCT and Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) are both operated by China’s COSCO Shipping Ports Limited. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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