Strikes in Germany Stretch Into Weeks 4 and 5

Jan 22, 2024Market Advisory

The German Train Drivers’ Union (GDL) has announced a fourth round of strikes in an ongoing wage dispute with state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DBN.UL). The strike is set to begin at 4 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Jan 24th, and will continue until 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan 29th. Notably, cargo train drivers are called to commence their strike a day earlier, on Tuesday, Jan 23rd, at 6 p.m. This strike is expected to be the longest in Deutsche Bahn’s history.

We advise all stakeholders to anticipate disruptions in transportation and logistics services. The extended duration of the strike, coupled with its potential financial and economic ramifications, suggests a challenging period ahead. To navigate this situation effectively, the best strategy is to adopt a stance of flexibility and patience. Shippers should be prepared for possible delays and adjust their timelines accordingly. Maintaining open lines of communication with relevant partners, exploring alternative transportation routes, and having contingency plans in place will be crucial.

Our dedicated team of logistics professionals is actively engaged in formulating comprehensive contingency strategies to address potential disruptions and challenges that may arise during this period. Rest assured, every effort is being made to minimize the impact on operations and maintain the highest level of service possible.

We understand that you may have concerns or questions about how these developments could affect your shipments and supply chain. We encourage you to reach out to our customer support team, who are ready to provide real-time assistance and keep you informed of any updates. Your satisfaction and the smooth flow of your cargo remain our top priorities, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation during these challenging circumstances.


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