30 May 2024

Market Update | Strikes in France

A heavy month of strikes are expected throughout France in June which have the potential to disrupt supply chains and impact transit and delivery times. 

Farmer Blockades: Beginning from 10:00 a.m. Monday June 3rd, French farmers in co-ordination with Spanish farmers are planning a blockade along the France-Spain border at Pertus, Col d’Ares, Bourg-Madame, Bossòs, Col du Pourtalet, Col du Somport, and Biriatou. 

Air Traffic Controllers: There is potential for further strike action by the French air traffic controllers between May 31st and June 7th after 70% of flights were cancelled at Paris Orly Airport on Saturday May 25th due to strike actions. 

French Sea Ports: Strike action has been announced to take place across all French sea ports for 4 hours per day between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the following dates of June: 2, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 24, 26, and 28. There is an expectation that there will be a backlog of containers at the ports impacting inbound and outbound operations. 

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