CORRECTION / Container port workers man a picket line at the port in Rotterdam on January 7, 2016 during a strike calling for job guarantees until 2020. AFP / ANP / Jerry Lampen
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Workers in Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, went on strike Thursday for the first time in 13 years, fighting to keep hundreds of jobs they say may be lost to automatization.The unions claim some 800 jobs are under threat following the opening of new terminals at an extension to the Rotterdam port known as Maasvlakte.Some 450 million tonnes of freight and cargo passes through Rotterdam each year, carried on some 30,000 seagoing vessels and 110,000 inland vessels which visit the port annually.
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