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Updated: MSC ships divert to Halifax as new strike hits Montreal

Further industrial action has been advised by the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) in Montreal Canada, as Longshoremen's Union has filed another 72-hour notice of strike, Hapag-Lloyd has warned customers

Commencing at 07:00 local time on 3 August the strike will end at the same time on 7 August, but this week’s action will only close the port’s Termont Terminal, while the Montreal Gateway Terminal will continue to work normally.

“The situation remains fluid and may change at short notice,” said the German carrier.

Local sources have indicated that some vessels are avoiding the Port of Montreal with the MSC Veronique and MSC Sariska both diverting to the Port of Halifax, with “the latter pulling a U-turn off Quebec.”

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