MARITIME TRAFFIC

Dockworkers' unions call EU sanctions ineffective against Russian ships

1:53 min
  • Unions representing Sweden's dockworkers say exemptions to EU sanctions against Russia make them relatively toothless for shipping traffic.

  • One union has already refused to load or unload Russian owned or flagged vessels and another is considering its own blockade starting May 1.

  • Since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the EU has slapped it with five different sets of sanctions.