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Montreal dockers stage full blown strike, but exempt bulk cargo

MONTREAL's dockers union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 375, have sent to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) notice for an indefinite general strike

11 August 2020 - 19:00

MONTREAL's dockers union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 375, have sent to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) notice for an indefinite general strike.

But the following will not be affected: liquid bulk handling, the Oceanex service (Bickerdike Terminal) and the grain terminal (Viterra), noted the American Journal of Transportation.



The strike is the fourth work stoppage by dockers at the Port of Montreal since July 2.



The port authority warned that the strike will cause long delays in handling goods for Canadian companies, especially exporters, oblige export companies to lease warehouses or choose a different supply chain, if they are unable to move their goods internationally out of the Port of Montreal;



It will also force international shipping lines to reroute certain vessels, sometimes to competing US ports, resulting in higher costs for businesses and, ultimately, consumers.


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