A.P. Moller – Maersk would like to make you aware of the RMT Union’s announced strike actions taking place on 13 and 14 December and 16 and 17 December, which are set to cause significant disruption across the United Kingdom’s rail network. In addition to these, additional 48-hour strike actions are planned for the beginning of next year, on 3 and 4 of January and 6 and 7 of January.
Our planners are working closely with the rail freight operators every day to understand the overall impact this will have on inland operations, and we will be able to communicate a bigger picture in terms of schedule amendments and service omissions to you in the near future.
Maersk teams are working hard to minimise disruption for customers within the constraints of operational feasibility. However, in the interest of planning ahead, we would strongly recommend that customers get in touch with their Customer Experience representative to discuss options for advancing and pre-positioning cargo in order to mitigate the impact on the inbound flow of goods.
Maersk teams are also aware of a potential strike action during the Christmas holidays, starting on 24 and lasting until 27 December. As the situation is still subject to change in line with the ongoing negotiations, our teams continue to closely monitor the situation and will keep our customers informed of any developments.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Maersk team.