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UPDATE ON SPAIN

UPDATE ON SPAIN

Beyond the situation we have been facing for months because of the Stevedores & Dockers discussions, Barcelona port has been indirectly impacted by the recent PETYA CYBER-ATTACK.

Maersk being hacked, it impacts APM terminal in Barcelona as it belongs to Maersk. For security reasons and solving the matter, MAERSK IT system has been down, same for APM which makes part of the Barcelona port closed till further notice.

Container truckers are not entering in port, some piers are closed and other piers are overbooked. Valencia is not better, it works with long waiting time for truckers, containers finally get in.

The situation is really critical and strikes are still maintained for the next week too.

We are doing our best to find solutions and minimize the possible inconvenience which may occur.

SPANISH PORTS UPDATE

SPANISH PORTS UPDATE

The situation of the Spanish ports doesn’t improve as there is still no agreement between the Spanish dockworkers and their employer’s association. The stevedoring unions have added some days of strikes for the following weeks.

Initial strikes planned for odd-hour days on 6/19, 6/21 & 6/23.

New strike notice for odd-hour days as follows:

  • From 8am on 6/26 to 8am on 6/28
  • From 8am on 6/29 to 8am on 7/01
  • From 8am on 7/03 to 8am on 7/05
  • From 8am on 7/06 to 8am on 7/08

Read more :

http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/222676/spain-no-deal-between-coordinadora-and-anesco/

http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/222516/productivity-at-spanish-ports-declines-by-up-to-70-pct/

SPAIN, the negotiations take over the strikes, however some delays & congestions can still be faced

SPAIN, the negotiations take over the strikes, however some delays & congestions can still be faced

On Thursday March 16, the Spanish Parliament rejected the controversial Real Decreto-Ley presented early this year by the government to liberalize port labor.

This has followed the European Commission’s procedure and the European Court of Justice’s judgement which ruled that the current system is in breach of the freedom of establishment from the European Union’s Treaty.

Last week vote is a victory for the Spanish unions, however it’s not the end of the situation as an agreement must be found. The negotiations must be promptly effective otherwise Spain will face fines of millions and any additional day would cost thousands euros to the Spanish government.

The Spanish social partners have requested to engage in tripartite negotiations. However, the government has not yet responded which makes unclear what strategy the government will pursue.

Read more : http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/215390/spanish-congress-dismisses-port-reform-plan/