10.10.2018

Finnish Transport Workers’ union overtime ban

The Finnish Transport Workers’ Union AKT has announced a ban on the exchange of shifts including overtime shifts.

Effects on cargo handling and operations are expected to be minor, but some delays may occur.

Ocean freight – container transport

The ban on exchanging shifts has no direct impact on the sea freight carriers but port operations may experience some slowing down. This may affect te the loading and unloading of ships, as well as the returns of empty containers.

Road transport – trailers

Some cancellations will occur to regular ferry services between Finland and the European continent. This will delay the Tuesday arrival in Helsinki to by on day. Some delays port operations may also take place.

Please contact our freight operations for further details.