The scheduled 72-hour strike by Canadian port workers has now entered its ninth day with no signs of stopping. The federal government of Canada is facing increasing pressure as cargo owners demand government intervention to resolve the contractual disputes between employers and unions.
According to VesselsValue reports, the ongoing strike by port workers on the Canadian West Coast has resulted in two container ships, MSC Sara Elena and OOCL San Francisco, changing their course from Vancouver port to Seattle port.
The strike has the potential to cause congestion at these ports, as dockworkers are unable to unload cargo. The congestion could eventually lead to a backlog of goods and delays in cargo pick-up, resulting in significant demurrage charges. These costs are likely to be passed on to consumers.
Post time: Jul-10-2023