The industrial action stops Finnish air traffic, ports, and several large factories. The strikes have significant effects on Finland's foreign trade and freight transport.
Scanlink Oy Ltd has got a new managing director from within CHS Group while owner Juha Harjula focuses on the role of chairman of the board. On January 1, 2024, Esa Vennola started as the new managing director of Scanlinkin Oy Ltd, a Finnish company specializing in road freight.
In Germany, railway workers have started a nationwide strike on Monday, January 8, 2024. In addition to this, nationwide farmers' tractor marches and roadblocks are slowing down transportation in Germany this week.
Rebels have targeted more attacks on commercial shipping. Among the largest container shipping companies, MSC, Maersk, CMA-CGM and Hapag-Lloyd have announced that for safety reasons they cannot operate through the Red Sea and the Suez Canal for the time being.
The Chinese New Year begins on February 9, 2024, when the year of the dragon starts. Chinese New Year is one of the most important celebrations in China and the celebration lasts for 15 days, so it is good to take this into account when planning transportations.
The transportation and logistics industry will be affected by possible industrial action on Thursday 14 December 2023.
The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK and its member unions have announced that they will carry out several industrial strikes on Thursday 14 December 2023. The strikes have significant effects on Finland's foreign trade and cargo transportation.