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2022-06-27T15:04:29-04:00June 7th, 2022|

Impending Strike in the German Ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven

We have received some important information in regards to a possible impending strike in the German ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven.

Warning strikes may occur in the coming days before the next round of wage negotiations with the German trade union VERDI set to take place on June 10th. They can last up to 4 hours! During this time, no terminal operations will take place, this includes loading and unloading of trains.

The potential strikes will affect services to and from Hamburg and Bremerhaven, and it is necessary to take into account further delays in the already disrupted supply chain.

This is preliminary information. We continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.

Fire Breaks out at a Container Depot in Bangladesh!

At least 49 people have been killed and hundreds more injured, after a massive fire tore through an inland container depot near the port city of Chittagong in Bangladesh over the weekend.

The fire broke out at BM Container Depot on Saturday night, triggering multiple container explosions that shook the neighborhood and shattered windows in nearby buildings.

Police and firefighters continued to work over the weekend to extinguish the blaze that also injured more than 300 people as containers filled with chemicals continued to erupt. It is suspected that the fire may have originated in a container of hydrogen peroxide and spread swiftly to other containers.

**We will keep you updated as this story progresses. **

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