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Navigating Ferry Strikes in France: How to Prepare and Stay Informed

Ferry strikes in France can have a major impact on businesses and travellers alike. These strikes, which are often organised by ferry workers’ unions, can cause significant disruptions to transportation schedules and lead to costly delays.

One of the most recent examples of a ferry strike in France was in 2019, when workers at the port of Calais went on strike to protest again job cuts and changes to their working conditions. The strike lasted for several weeks and caused major disruptions to the transportation of goods and passengers across the English Channel.

Ferry strikes can also occur in other parts of France, such as Brittany and Normandy, where ferry services is an important mode of transportation for both tourists and locals.

As a logistics company, we at AMCO Logistics understand the impact that ferry strikes can have on our customers’ operations. That’s why we have a team of experts who can assist with finding alternative transportation solutions in case of a strike.

Our team can help by:
• Developing contingency plans in advanced of strikes
• Identifying alternative shipping routes or modes of transportation
• Monitoring the situation closely and keeping customers informed of any disruptions to ferry services
• Negotiating with ferry operators to minimize disruptions to our customers’ shipments

It is important for businesses that relies on ferry services for the transportation of goods to have contingency plans in place in case of a strike. For travellers, it’s important to stay informed about any planned or potential ferry strikes. This can include checking the websites of ferry companies or the French government’s transportation agency, or following the news for updates. Additionally, following the Twitter pages of major ferry operators such as P&O and DFDS can also provide valuable information on disruptions and schedule changes.

In conclusion, ferry strikes in France can have a major impact on transportation schedules and logistics. It is important for businesses and travellers to stay informed and have contingency plans in place. As a logistics company, we are here to assist you and ensure your shipments are delivered on time despite ferry strikes.