The strike action in Felixstowe Port was expected to enter its final day in late August. 1900-plus dock workers have demonstrated their mutual solidarity by acting together to demand an effective pay increase. However, things did not go smooth. The port operator Hutchison made suggestions that dockers would turn up for work anyway.
Around 1900 dockworkers at Felixstowe staged an eight-day stroking action starting 21 August, 2022, demanding an inflation-busting pay increase. The subsequent knock-on impact would reveal itself shortly.
About 1800 manual workers at Port of Felixstowe planned to walk out in August as a gesture against the port officials. They are members of Unite, the UK's leading union. The regional officer of Unite, Miles Hubbard, believed that such a strike would yield adverse outcomes. At the same time, he insisted that workers needed to speak their own voices.
Almost seven days into the walkout staged by truck drivers at Port of Oakland, the protests ended temporarily on July 25th. Shipping containers resumed moving at this port. Thick traffic was restored.
Shanghai has actively supported the orderly resumption of work and production since June 1st. As the two-month COVID lockdown eases, the manufacturing industry in this city is ready to get back up to speed.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is reportedly conducting an extensive search and rescue operation along with one of the main shipping lanes in the waters of the Sulu Sea after a bulk carrier rammed and sank a fishing vessel.
An estimated 260,000 TEU of cargo is expected to flood the market at the Port of Shanghai this summer, making this year's peak season even busier than last.
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