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Port of Rotterdam hit by 24 hour strike

The risk of a long-term strike in the port of Rotterdam has been underway for months due to disagreements concerning a nine-year job guarantee demanded by the port workers. The first move, a 24 hour strike, has been initiated.

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Europe's biggest container port, the Port of Rotterdam, is now hit by a 24 hour port worker strike which potentially could be long-term and spread to other major European gateways.

"The worst case scenario is that the port will be hit by a shutdown of container activities, which means that ships will neither be loaded nor unloaded. This will have a major impact on our customers," Pieter Hartog Head of APM Terminals Rotterdame told ShippingWatch few hours before the strike was initiated,

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