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Greek ports to be hit by two-day towage strike

Christian Fernsby |
Greek ports will be hit by a 48-hour strike called by the Panhellenic Union of Merchant Marine Engineers (Pemen) on all categories of ships on 23 - 24 February, with the prospects of further escalation.

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Topics: GREEK   

The Panhellenic Crew Union of Towage & Salvage have joined the action and consequently, towage service will be unavailable during the strike hours, which will affect the vessels’ maneuvering ability inside the country’s ports as from Tuesday, 23 February at 00:01 hours until Wednesday, 24 February at 24:00 hours local time.

Vessels arriving at Piraeus the Mediterranean’s biggest container port are expected to face berthing delays and heavy congestion is anticipated at the port’s three terminals after the end of the strike.

onsequently, towage service will be unavailable during the strike hours, which will affect the vessels’ maneuvering ability inside the port.


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