Nothing works anymore in the port of Hamburg
Thousands set up their business in German ports. They ask for an extra 1.20 euros per hour. The strike led to chaos and significant delays.
Published: 06/09/2022 at 15:07
Disrupted supply chains and congestion on container ships severely impact the global economy. Now Hamburg (D) was hit twice. In addition to the overcrowded container terminals, there is now a strike that Germany has not seen for a long time. And the port of Hamburg is still there “picture” Writes.
Verdi’s union is demanding higher wages for its 12,000 members who work in German ports. In Hamburg alone, 5,000 workers are employed. Most of them will stop working during the late period. As in the ports of Emden, Bremen, Bremerhaven and Willemshaven. It increases by about 1.20 euros per hour.
150,000 containers stuck in traffic
The blow comes at the dumbest moment. Today, 150,000 containers are waiting, sometimes for weeks, in German ports or waters to be loaded or unloaded. A spokesman for the port of Hamburg described the strike as “irresponsible”. The union cites the tens of thousands of additional workers at the port as a counter argument.
The situation is currently chaotic, and not only in Hamburg. Shipping companies also do backup in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Before Shanghai, even three percent of global freight capacity is blocked in traffic. (pbe)
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