Pro-Palestinian protestors, led by the San Francisco-based Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), say they have successfully turned a ZIM ship away from the Port of Oakland, California.
AROC’s ‘Block the Boat’ campaign aims to prevent Israeli ship operator ZIM Integrated Shipping Services from docking anywhere during an ‘International Week of Action’ that is due to end on Wednesday 9th June.
ZIM, however, has said that delays at Oakland were the reason for the ship’s departure.
Speaking to Middle East Eye, the carrier said: “Due to operational constraints and long delays in the port of Oakland, and in order to meet schedule departures in the Far East, we will be calling on other US West Coast Ports until further notice.”
AROC claim similar protests are planned for ports in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver, Canada.