Two weeks of nationwide strikes in France have disrupted railways and roads, shut schools and brought more than half a million people onto the streets to protest against wide-ranging pension reforms.
'MSC is closely monitoring the situation in France where industrial action by labour unions is impacting maritime ports and overland transportation networks around the country,' said a spokesman for the Swiss Italian shipping line.
'MSC is carefully implementing contingency plans wherever we need to re-route cargo to nearby European container ports,' he said.
MSC said it would resume normal services to France as soon as possible. At ports, stoppages this week by tugboat personnel and dockers have hampered activity at Le Havre and Marseille.