The “dead port” operation continues in Masreille (Bouches-du-Rhône) on Thursday 23 January. Many companies are suffering from the strike.
No goods will transit through the port of Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) until Friday January 24. For businesses in the area, the situation turns into a permanent headache. A fruit trader imports them to 40 countries. For the past month, he has had to pay more to collect his containers in other European ports. Transportation companies face the same dilemma. A company already records 132,000 euros in lost earnings. She ships French wine all over the world. The boss fears that consumers will get their supplies in Italy or Spain.
100 million euros loss
In Marseille, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce assessed the losses due to the blockage of the port: 100 million euros for the month of December. A crisis unit has been opened for the most affected companies. Professionals fear that the strike will permanently damage their image.