Threat of North American Port Strikes has Shippers on Edge

The threat of port strikes across North America continues to send jitters across already stressed supply chains. Canada’s Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) over the weekend ruled that a planned 72-hour strike against DP World in Canada went against the country’s labour code, narrowly averting a three-day shutdown this week. The ILWU Ship & Dock Foremen Local 514 had given formal notice to its employer on Friday for action to start on Monday leading to a frantic weekend of negotiations and discussions to avoid a strike (source: Splash247).