Strike action in Belgium

Port/sAll ports
Issue TypeCivil unrest
We regret to inform you that all Belgian Union’s have announced a national strike in Belgium on Wednesday 09/11/2022. The action is in general aimed to obtain better protection from the government against erosion of the buying power of the working class.

After consulting the Cewez (Zeebrugge) and Cepa (Antwerp) organization, managing the dock labour pool , we received feedback that dock labour may not be available for operating the vessels and terminal handling activities on our compounds in Zeebrugge and Antwerp during that day. Unions will control follow up of the action on all terminals..
Our gates will be manned but probably nearly not accessible and only for limited services.

As a result we wish to ask you to take note of this unfortunate announcement and to take proper measures to avoid calling our terminals on 09/11/2022.