A civil servants union in Libreville, Gabon (covering personnel from customs, tax, treasury, and hydrocarbons departments) launched a strike in August. The union is striking to demand owed back pay and bonuses.
Consequently, we are advising customers with import or export shipments to prepare for delays as the strike, which has recently intensified, is likely to slow or impede processing of administrative matters in affected departments. Additional charges may be assessed for port storage, demurrage, and various other charges on a case-by-case basis.
Your Arpin service team will be contacting all customers affected by the strike to set up individual contingency plans. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will do everything possible to minimize delays and manage the expectations of the relocating families to the best of our ability.