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6 November – Indefinite Barcelona towage strike

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Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of an indefinite towage strike at the Port of Barcelona from Friday 6 November. The action has been announced by the Confederación General de Trabajadores (CGT) union and will be followed by Tug Barcelona SAR.

The strike will comprise three shifts of three hour stoppages, creating in total nine hours of stoppages per day, varying in rotation over a five day cycle, then repeating from the start for an indefinite period.

Stoppage details:

1st day (November 6):        from 04:00 to 07:00 from 13:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 23:00.
2nd day (November 7):       from 04:30 to 07:30 from 12:30 to 15:30 and from 19:30 to 22:30.
3rd day (November 8):        from 01:00 to 04:00 from 08:00 to 11:00 and from 15:00 until 18:00.
4th day (November 9):        from 04:00 to 07:00 from 13:30 to 16:30 and from 21:00 until 24:00.
5th day (November 10):      from 0:00 to 03:00 from 08:00 to 11:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00.

Tug Barcelona SAR has advised that it will provide two crewed tugs at all times to ensure the entry and exit of all authorised vessels.  A tugboat will also be available for emergencies.

ISS Spain is working with its clients to minimise delays and will keep its clients updated.

About Inchcape Shipping Services

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider. With some 300 proprietary offices in 70 countries and a 4000-strong workforce the company’s diverse global customer base includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, information and data as well as a range of associated maritime services and innovative voyage-management technology. The company additionally offers a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics, port hub agency management and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

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