Oct 8, 2018 Stevedores’ strike notice - continuity The Portuguese Stevedores’ Union announced an extension of the present strike, which is in place since August 13, 2018 mainly effecting Lisbon and Setubal. The strike will be effective until January 1, 2019. The strike covers work performed in extra hours, weekends and holidays.Work in Lisbon and Setúbal will be carried out as follows:Monday-Friday, 1st and 2nd shift and stops for 3rd shifts, weekends and holidaysThe working shifts are 08:00-17:00 and 17:00-24:00Each shift requires new personnel and no extra work is allowedDuring these weeks we suggest you use Bobadela, as final destination on MBL, with MSC & MAERSK, once connection will be done by rail.In additional please note that there are delays and congestion on other national ports caused by this situation. Some delays are expected on daily operations.BEFORE DELIVERY OF ANY CONTAINER for Export, we need to confirm if the harbor will authorize that. Some additional measures were implemented, and containers for export must be delivery only in certain day authorized by the harbor.We are sorry for any inconvenience and shall keep you duly updated on further developments.For any further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.