Communiqué Strikes In France - 01/02/2024


Dear Valued Customer,


We would like to inform you about the current situation in France that may affect our shipment operations.


French Farmers' Protests: 


The French agricultural community is presently engaged in protests, advocating for improved remuneration for their produce, streamlined bureaucratic processes, and safeguards against cheap imports. These demonstrations have resulted in road closures and traffic disruptions across the country, with tractors utilized to impede major thoroughfares. While the French government has introduced measures in response, the two primary farmers' unions have continued their protests, asserting that the government's proposals are inadequate.


These demonstrations are anticipated to impact our container positioning and pallet pickups. Nonetheless, our partners are diligently managing your shipments to minimize any adverse effects.


French Union FNPD CGT National Strikes: 


The French Union FNPD CGT, representing Ports and Docks, has declared several national strike days in February. The union remains steadfast in its opposition to pension reform and insists on the fulfillment of commitments made.


During the forthcoming week 6, all French ports will be affected by the following strike days:


  • February 5th: Closed from 10 am to 4 pm


  • February 7th: Closed all day


  • February 9th: Closed from 10 am to 4 pm


These strikes may result in delays and operational difficulties in port-related activities. Our team is closely monitoring the situation and is committed to minimizing any impact on your shipments.


Recognizing the critical importance of efficient logistics to your operations, we assure you that we are exerting every effort to navigate these challenges.


Should you have any concerns or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to our teams. We'll keep you of any future developments as soon as possible.


Thank you for your understanding and continued partnership.


Best regards,

FTL Team



FTL Communiqué - Disruptions in port operations - Update 23/01/2024


Dear Valued Customer


We regret to inform you about the impact of an ongoing weather disturbance on port operations, leading to disruptions and significant delays.

Currently, there is a substantial backlog at the port, and the situation is further compounded by the suspension of operations until further notice due to ongoing weather disturbance.

It is important to emphasize that the port operations are being affected. Vessel cancellations and omissions are to be anticipated on both imports and exports, causing alterations to the frequency of our weekly groupage services, and berthing of vessels.

Understanding the critical importance of transparent and proactive communication, we are committed to keeping you informed on further developments.

Please feel free to reach out to our sea import team or your usual contact point with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this unprecedented weather event.

Best regards,

FTL Team

Dear Valued Customer

Based on recent press releases, we have received information indicating a possibility of delays in port operations and a potential port strike looming on the horizon. While we are actively monitoring the situation, it is crucial for all our stakeholders to be aware of the potential disruptions that may occur and that are beyond our control.
The uncertainty surrounding these developments necessitates a proactive approach to mitigate any potential adverse effects on your operations and supply chains. We understand the potential challenges this situation may pose to your business, and we are committed to keeping you informed and providing support where necessary.
Please feel free to reach out to our dedicated team if you have any specific concerns or require additional information that could help you taking the appropriate decisions.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this challenging period.

With our best wishes for 2024.

Best regards,

FTL Team