Transporters' strike for DPD continues at JNPT

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 14-05-2018        Tweet

NAVI MUMBAI: Exporters and importers shipping their container cargo through Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) near Mumbai could face delays and extra costs, with transport operators taking their trucks off the roads from 9th May 2018.

The strikers want JNPT, India’s biggest container port, to scrap a new transport arrangement that was rolled out on May 1.

As many as 11 local transport associations comprising some 1,000 small transporters owning about 17,000 tractor trailers that haul containers to and from the port are agitating against the new transport solution finalised by JNPT to evacuate direct port delivery (DPD) containers from the port.

The strike will continue until our demands are met said, Mr. Pravin Paithankar, President of the Maharashtra Heavy Vehicle and Inter-State Container Operators’ Association, one of the agitating associations.