Bilbao Port Strikes Extended Until 09 December 2020

Further to our recent notifications, the industrial action in the Port of Bilbao has been extended by an additional month to the 9th December 2020.

We have been advised that there were extensive consultations between the Dockers Union and the Terminal operators over the course of last week to try to find a resolution, but this was not successful and an impasse still remains in place

This continues to cause congestion at the port and is having a detrimental effect on transit times with severe delays being experienced

Shipping lines are looking to sail from alternative ports whilst this action lasts, but this extra capacity is now placing a huge burden on all regional ports with congestion now commonplace throughout Spain

At this stage we are unsure whether the strikes will be extended further, but remain hopeful of an agreement being reached

As always, we will endeavour to keep any delays to a minimum, offer alternative services, and make sure you fully informed should any of your shipments be directly affected.

We hope you understand that these issues are beyond our control, and we are doing our utmost to deliver your goods at the earliest opportunity during this difficult period.