Filter content by area of interest
Ports & Terminals
Port AuthoritiesContainerBulkBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro/AutomotiveGTOs
Cargo Handling Equipment
STS CranesYard CranesMobile CHERo-Ro EquipmentBreakbulk EquipmentLow ThroughputBulk Handling Equipment
Shipping & Logistics
Container ShippingBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro ShippingDry Bulk ShippingLiquid cargoesLogistics
TOSPlanning & Optimisation TechnologyWiFiMobile ComputingPort Community SystemsAsset Tracking & Monitoring
Automated EquipmentGate AutomationRemote ControlProcess Automation
RailInland WaterwaysShortsea ShippingRoadAir-Cargo
Container Industry
Container manufactureContainer leasingRepair/StorageTradingConversion/Innovation
Operations/TransportContainer leasingEquipmentM&R/Storage
General cargoProject Cargo/Heavy LiftForest productsRo-Ro/AutomotiveAgribulks
Safety & Security
InsuranceHazardous cargoLashings/SecuringLegal/Regulatory
Civil Engineering
Port & terminal construction/designCivil & Consulting EngineersDredging & ReclamationMooring & FenderingLightingPaving & Surfacing
InsuranceLegal/RegulatoryAppointments/PeopleMergers/Acquisitions/RestructuringFinance/Financial ResultsTrade & Professional AssociationsBusiness/Commerce Miscellaneous
 View all Topics View all Topics A-Z
More View all Topics View all Topics A-Z

You are viewing 1 of your 1 guest articles

register  or  login  for full access to online news

Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals stoppage

Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals will be hit a four-hour work stoppage from Wednesday 23rd January 12.30 hours CET

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

The one-shift strike follows the expiration, on Monday, 21st January of a union ultimatum. More industrial action will follow if RST does not move in the negotiations for a new general labour agreement (GLA), dockers’ trade union FNV Havens warned.


Negotiations for a new GLA for RST’s 250 blue collar staff have been going on since October 2018. The company’s final offer was rejected almost unanimously, a union spokesman commented. The new GLA is to have a two-year validity counting from January 2018.


Items contested, according to the union negotiator, include:

  • Agreements to improve safety
  • A pay rise on top of the automatic price (inflation) correction
  • Additional agreements on temporary contracts and a better redundancy scheme


RST is Rotterdam’s market leader by far in intra-European container traffic with an estimated minimum of 1M TEU/year. Adhering to parent company Steinweg’s corporate policy, RST declined to talk to the press.


The situation is interesting in a Brexit context, since RST caters for shortsea lo-lo operators that have been stepping up their activities and promotion of their alternative to the Dover Straits accompanied trucking supply chain.

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

You may also be interested in...

ZPMC moves in

Bunking up the logs for easy moves

Pulp facts to the fore in Montevideo

Hyster clamps up on reel handling

Sizing up the breakbulk market

Getting on the intermodal track

Related Stories

1M TEU for Bharat Mumbai

PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) handled its one millionth TEU -...

Kalmar Italia and FTMH among winners of 2019 ITALA awards

The prestigious ITALA prizes were awarded during the seventh edition of the bien...

Antwerp and Zeebrugge in merger talks

Antwerp and Zeebrugge are embarking on formal negotiations for an amalgamation,...

New port at Bakassi?

The Nigerian federal government has approved the “outline business case” for the...
Linked In