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General strike in Belgium hits ports including Antwerp

Port of Antwerp

A 24-hour general strike is underway in Belgium, with the country’s transportation networks including its ports, coming to a standstill. Belgium’s ports have been blockaded because of the industrial action against austerity, with dock workers amongst those frustrated by government proposals to scrap a cost-of-living wage rise next year. At Europe’s third busiest port, the Port of Antwerp, no operations ... Read More »

Strikes halt operations at Belgian ports

Operations have come to a standstill at the Port of Antwerp

A 24 hour strike at ports in Belgium has brought the country’s shipping trade to a standstill, with Europe’s third largest port, the Port of Antwerp, amongst those affected. As of 11.30 GMT on 24 November, traffic had brought 50 ships at Antwerp to a halt, of which 27 were waiting to leave the port and 23 were waiting to ... Read More »