Le Havre Braced For Fresh Strike Action

France’s biggest container port Le Havre is bracing itself for fresh strike action later this week following several days of disruptions last week as port workers and other transport workers in France continue their protests against new labour legislation. Last week, a three-day strike affected 70 calls at Le Havre, roughly the normal volume of traffic handled over such a period. The majority of these calls were postponed rather than cancelled, the port operator said, with the port operating normally since last Friday. “We are awaiting confirmation later today that a 24-hour strike will go ahead this Thursday (26 May),” a spokesperson for the Le Havre Port Authority (GPMH) said. Meanwhile, France’s biggest transport and logistics trade federation, Transport and Logistique de France (TLF), said prolonged industrial action, which continues to target blocking access to French ports, fuel depots and oil refineries, had already cost the sector “several millions of euros.”