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Montreal port strike enters its third week

The strike at Montreal port is continuing for a third week. The Montreal Longshoremen’s Union (MLU) has now provided details of a new strike, which starts at 7am local time today, without detailing when it might end.

Fractious negotiations between dockworkers and employers over working conditions have seen the port brought to its knees over the past month.

“Labor issues involving the MLU decision to implement an unlimited strike of its operations in Montreal are events well beyond our control,” German carrier Hapag-Lloyd stated in a note to clients.

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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