Strike by workers at the Port of Grangemouth

Posted by Beatriz Gonzalez on 15 March 2016 | Comments

Workers at the Port of Grangemouth have undertaken strike action over changes night shifts and compulsory weekend shifts.

The industrial action will last up to two weeks starting today, Tuesday 15th March.

Port of Grangemouth

 

Forth Ports insist that these changes to working patterns are needed in order to meet customer needs, as most vessels call at the port at weekends.

Handling 150,000 containers each year, the two week walk out could impact 5,770 containers.

Grangemouth is one of the country’s biggest ports and closing it a two weeks would mean all Scotland’s imports and exports having to go in and out from other ports.

Forth Ports announced that there will be no shipside activity within the container terminal. However, the port will be maintaining landside operations allowing containers currently within the terminal to be picked up.

The industrial action will not affect general cargo, liquid cargo and warehousing.

 

Are you affected by Grangemouth’s strike?

Email enquiries@uglog.com for alternative routings and transportation options or you can call us on +44 (0)20 8988 8084

 

Grangemouth strike