MSC ships give Charleston a miss to avoid ILA docker dispute
THE Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) the world's second biggest container carrier, have announced it will drop the Port of Charleston on its China-transpacific US east coast service
12 May 2021 - 19:00
The port is embroiled with a dispute with the dockers' union, the International Longshoreman's Association, over who gets the work at the news Leatherman container terminal.
Said MSC: 'Due to some operational constraints, the schedules have been delayed. The Liberty service will start on 28 May. Bookings already placed on previously advertised first sailing ER Kobe voyage 120E will be arranged on alternative services.
MSC further announced that the May 30 sailing of the Axel Maersk on the America service from Hong Kong and the June 1 sailing of the Seamax Fairfield on the Emerald service from Xiamen will also drop Charleston as a port of call.
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