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Germany’s Key Port of Hamburg Set for More Delays as New Rail Strike Bites Hard

(Mike Wackett – The Loadstar)

Germany is facing economic headwinds and industrial strife as it prepares to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and its shippers are on the front line – facing extended delays at Europe’s second biggest port due to a series of rail strikes.

This weekend, millions of Germans will celebrate the reunification of the nation, but a crippling four-day strike by 20,000 train drivers – the longest in rail operator Deutsche Bahn’s 20-year history – looks likely to be a party spoiler. Read more here.