Swedish Dockworker Unrest Could Push Goods to Other Ports

Worker unrest at Sweden’s major container gateway, Gothenburg, could lead shipping lines to seek alternative ports of call. APM Terminals, the terminal’s operator, said last week that it would begin partial lockouts of labor until the end of June in response to a dockworker union that wants to introduce collective bargaining. Relocating shipments from the busiest and largest port in Scandinavia could result in exporters sending their goods by truck to German ports such as Hamburg and Bremerhaven, Rotterdam in the Netherlands or Antwerp in Belgium.