Algoma strike ends

Canadian owner Algoma Central Corporation has announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the navigation and engineering officers in the company’s product tanker fleet, ending a strike that has lasted 10 days.

A total of 54 employees of Algoma Tankers, represented by the Canadian Merchant Services Guild (CMSG), went on strike after contract negotiations broke down.

Algoma said vessels tied up as a result of the strike will commence operations as soon as arrangements are made to return crews to their ships.

Algoma operates the largest Canadian flagged fleet of dry and liquid bulk carriers on the Great Lakes – St Lawrence Waterway. It has expanded into international shortsea markets through a 50% interest in NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers and NovaAlgoma Short-Sea Carriers.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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