APM Terminals in Gothenburg risks more strikes

Last week's two strikes at the Port of Gothenburg could likely be followed by more strikes according to assessments from APM Terminals and the port workers' union in Gothenburg in comments to ShippingWatch. Negotiations continue but the demands are too high, says APM Terminals.

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Two 24-hour strikes paralyzed APM Terminals (APMT) in Gothenburg last week. The reason stems from a conflict between the operator and the Swedish Dockworkers' Union (SDU) which has been ongoing since the beginning of fall 2015 and which does not seem close to ending even though negotiations are still taking place.

"It's possible that more strikes will happen but we don't want to interrupt the negotiations by announcing more strikes now," says Peter Annerback, chairman of SDU's local 4 in Gothenburg, in comments to ShippingWatch.

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