Strike action in Belgium. Update

Port/sAll Ports
Issue TypeCivil unrest

Trade union actions at the Flemish Pilotage and Fleet – update 08/12/2023

Port of Antwerp:
Incoming: 8 ships
Outgoing: 4 ships

Port of Zeebrugge:
Incoming: 6 ships
Outgoing: 2 ships

The new sea pilotage shift (VSOA) is working normally, but so far has not been sufficient to clear the backlog. The day shift Shipping Assistance Central Zeebrugge continues to work, making Wandelaar pilot station available.

A final assurance that the chain is working again at full capacity can only be obtained when the unions officially end the actions.