APM Terminals to let go of 160 staff at strike-hit Gothenburg

APM Terminals to let go of 160 staff at strike-hit Gothenburg

A long simmering dispute at the Port of Gothenburg is reaching boiling point with APM Terminals moving to axe 160 staff at its Swedish concession, according to local newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.

Negotiations will begin next week, according to the trade union, Hammerbetarförbundet.

The union and APM Terminals have been at loggerheads for the past 18 months, resulting in massive service disruption with many liners choosing to cut calls to Sweden’s top port.

Dockworkers have blockaded the terminal as they fight for better pay. APM Terminals has responded by locking staff out of the terminal most evenings.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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