Potential Labour Issues North America

by on 11 September 2012

There are two potential labour issues arising in the USA ocean carriage industry as a result of contract renegotiations : East Coast and West Coast, the timing of each concurrently coming to a head could be problematic.

USA shipping lines have announced a PORT CONGESTION SURCHARGE of USD800/20′, USD1000/40′ and USD 1100/40’HC for southbound and niothbound containers effective 5th October.

This notice by the shipping lines is a precautionary measure, should there be no labour disruption at the US ports then the surcharge will not be implemented.

If you need anything further please feel free to contact one of the team at Hobbs Global Logistics Solutions

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