General Strike in French ports -October 9th

Please be advised that French ports are closed on October , 9th due to the general strike. The strike is scheduled to last 24 hours, during which no vessels will be loaded or unloaded. Our partners have informed us that the issue seems to be in response to EEC guidelines set for Iberian ports and anticipation of French salary adjustments planned for mid-2013. The port is expected to be closed until Wednesday at 6:00 pm, and resume normal operation on Thursday.

Please be guided accordingly.