Strike at Fos-Lavera blocks 49 ships, three chems tankers

09 December 2008 11:46  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--A strike at Fos-Lavera oil terminals in southern France has moved into its sixth day, blocking 49 ships from entering the port, a spokesman from the Marseille port authority said on Tuesday.

Three chemicals tankers, 13 crude tankers and 22 shipments of refined oil products were among the vessels awaiting entry into the port.

Members of the port workers union have been striking since Thursday against the decision to privatise seven ports including Fos-Lavera – part of a reform of French dockyards.

The union had not set an end-date for the strikes and had extended the action on a daily basis, the port authority spokesman said.

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