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.