The latest industry news and PSA BDP Happenings from across the globe.
February 13, 2024
Antwerp, one of Europe's biggest ports, said on Tuesday that there was disruption at the site due to protests from Belgian farmers - the latest in a series of European-wide demonstrations from farmers demanding better pay and working conditions.
February 2, 2024
Protesting farmers demanding just prices and less red tape blocked the border between Belgium and the Netherlands on Friday, whilst their peers in France started lifting blockades countrywide after the government made further concessions.
December 18, 2023
Attacks launched by Yemen's Houthi group on commercial ships at the southern end of the Red Sea have prompted several shipping companies to divert vessels, avoiding a route that would take them through Egypt's Suez Canal in the north and its link to the Mediterranean Sea.
December 15, 2023
Several containerships have come under attack in the Bab el Mandeb, a strait between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, Djibouti, and Eritrea in the Horn of Africa. As a result, leading carriers are putting some voyages on hold as the situation deteriorates.
October 10, 2023
The full-scale conflict between Palestinian militant group Hamas and the state of Israel is beginning to disrupt commercial operations in the supply chain sector.
July 19, 2023
Longshore workers in Canada are once again on strike after a union division rejected a tentative deal with maritime employers that had ended a 13-day work stoppage earlier this month.
July 3, 2023
A strike at Canada’s Pacific coast ports continued for a second day on Sunday as mediation efforts between the dockworkers and their employers resumed after a pause last night.
June 28, 2023
The ILWU Canada has served notice under the Canadian Labor Code that it plans to strike at the country’s West Coast ports starting on July 1 as the next step in its aggressive approach to contract negotiations. Even before the contract’s expiration on March 31, the ILWU Canada had moved to push the negotiations process forward saying, unlike its U.S. counterparts, it was not prepared to have the negotiations drag on for an extended period.
June 15, 2023
The Longshore union and employers of 22,000 dockworkers at U.S. West Coast ports on Wednesday said they have reached a tentative deal on a new six-year contract, ending 13 months of talks and easing supply chain worries.
June 13, 2023
In a landslide vote, over 99% of ILWU Canada union workers critical for West Coast port operations, including in Vancouver and Prince Rupert, voted in favor of supporting a strike. If a strike occurs, a 72-hour strike notice would be filed before June 21. The earliest possible strike date would be June 24.