A flash strike by trailer operators since Friday night has aggravated the situation at Chennai port's two private container terminals where there is already a surcharge by feeder operators due to delays.

As of this morning, vehicles, including with export containers, have queued over 8 km up to Ernavur in North Chennai to enter the port. This will lead to more delays for movement of containers from and to the port.

The strike started due to a minor fight between a trailer driver and a port official. The allegation is that the official beat up the driver that led to the flash strike by the vehicle operators, said industry sources.

(This article was published on August 22, 2011)
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