Intermodal Advisory: U.S. Rail and UK Port Strike Updates

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Sep 15, 2022 | LinkedIn

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British Port Strikes Confirmed


Workers at two big British ports are to strike later this month.

  • Liverpool
    British trade union Unite has confirmed that more than 560 port operatives and maintenance engineers will take strike action from 6:00 AM (local time) Monday, September 19th, 2022 to 6:00 AM Monday, October 3rd, 2022 at the Port of Liverpool.
  • Felixstowe
    Dockers at Britain’s container Port of Felixstowe plan to stage a second eight-day strike. The strike will begin at 7:00 AM (local time) on September 27th, 2022 and run until 6:59 AM on October 5th, 2022, Unite said in a statement.

The strike action will “severely disrupt” shipping and road transport in Liverpool and the areas surrounding the port, one of Britain’s largest container docks, Unite said. Disruptions could persist after the strike ends as officials clear the backlog of goods.

U.S. Railyard Strikes Averted


U.S. rail carriers and all of the industry’s labor unions were able to reach an agreement on Thursday morning to avoid a freight shutdown that threatened to disrupt the U.S. supply chains just as shippers enter their busiest season.

Railroads are moving immediately to resume normal operations and restore service that had been curtailed in anticipation of a potential strike.

Effective immediately:

  • Railroads are reopening gates to all intermodal traffic.
  • Railroads will resume filling reservations on EMP and TMX equipment.
We will keep you updated as these situations continue to evolve.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in these matters. If you have any questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact your local MTA representative directly.

Best Regards,
Midwest Transatlantic Lines, Inc.

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