Trailer operators’ strike hits Chennai cargo traffic

T. E. Raja Simhan Chennai | Updated on June 27, 2012

Truck and container lorries lined up from Chennai Port Zero Gate to Ernavur junction. PHOTO: V. Ganesan.   -  THE HINDU

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.

Published on August 22, 2011

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