A strike by the Finnish Stevedores has brought cargo traffic at Finnish seaports to a stop at 06.00 this morning (March 4th, 2010). Negotiations with the state conciliator will continue as the timetable for the negotiations is confirmed.
The strike will delay all services, but our operational staff will look for alternative routes.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Baltic states and U.K
All containers shipped/booked will be monitored and schedules re-confirmed after the strike has ended. International Sea Freight offers a strike-time transport alternative by road via Sweden. Loading and unloading of the container is then arranged by Itella Logistics AB in Gothenburg. This routing is quoted individually.
Unrelated to the Stevedores, The Transport Workers' Union (AKT) has approved a proposal by the State labour mediator in the truck drivers labour dispute. Local truck traffic is expected to return to normal today.
More information from your own operational contact person.
Director Ari Malvela, Road Freight tel. +358 9 2512 1500
Department Manager Klaus Pohjanpalo, Sea Import, tel.+358 9 2512 1431
Department Manager Elina Törmä, Sea Export tel. +358 9 2512 1461
Division Coordinator Christopher Sandberg, Air & Sea Freight tel. +358 9 2512 1571