Congestion at European ports are also inching upwards, with rapidly deteriorating conditions in Northern Europe cancelling out the recent improvements at Med ports. The situation especially bad at German ports which have been hit by a 48 hour strike on 14-16 July. It follows a 24 hour walkout on 23 June and an one-shift warning strike on 9 June with dockworkers unable to reach an agreement on their demands for higher pay after 6 rounds on negotiations. Vessels queues are already very high espe