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Potential ILA Strike on East Coast and Kestrel Action Plan

Potential ILA Strike on East Coast and Kestrel Action Plan

11 years ago

Dear Customers,


As you may have heard overnight, negotiations between the Unions and the Ports have broken down, resulting in the almost inevitable position of a Strike covering the US East Coast Ports. Since Kestrel is partners with Tropical Shipping who operate out of Caucedo DR and Palm Beach Florida (Non Union Port) the impact will be removed.


Kestrel is implementing the following strike breaking procedure.


All Full Container Loads for Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands which are currently routed over Miami will now be routed to Caucedo DR, and from Caucedo to Palm Beach and then from Palm Beach to the markets, avoiding Miami and Port Everglades.


Transits will be affected by about 3 days overall although we will get your cargo there. No other FCL business will be affected as these already go over Caucedo.


All consolidation containers which currently route over Miami will be routed to Caucedo, and from Caucedo to Palm Beach, where cargo will be shipped to the Islands.


Kestrel prides itself in finding pro-active creative solutions to the Caribbean and Latin America, and thank you for your business in 2012 and look forward working with you in 2013.


Further information is available through your local Kestrel Office or Agent.