IMPORTANT CUSTOMER INFORMATION – Portugal service disruptions

To our Valued Customers,

Please be advised that we are currently facing some industrial action in the Portuguese Ports whereby the Stevedores have implemented a work to rule agreement which effectively means Stevedores will only work the compulsory 8 hours per day Monday to Friday, with no work on weekends or public holidays.

Regretfully this is causing serious consequences in respect of berthing windows for the vessels, gate in and gate out of full containers, empty equipment supply and heavily reduced move count when vessels are being worked.

Currently we are facing delays of up to 7 days in the port of Setúbal and 1-2 days in Leixoes.

The work to rule agreement is due to end on September 10th 2018 however further extensions of this action could be implemented at short notices.

MacAndrews will continue to do all it can to limit the disruption and delays to your cargo during this difficult time. Contingency plans are being worked on and will be advised shortly.

Should you need any clarification please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your continued support.