PORT OF CHENNAI SUSPENDS EXPORTS

 

The terminal authority at India’s Port of Chennai temporarily suspended export cargo movements as congestion at its two marine terminals escalated reports the Journal of Commerce. The decision came at a recent meeting with stakeholders to review operational problems at the country’s second-largest container gateway after the backlog of import boxes reached levels that


COCHIN TRUCK STRIKE CRIPPLING CARGO MOVEMENTS

A strike by container truck drivers in India’s Port of Cochin entered its fourth day on Friday, crippling cargo movements and threatening to disrupt operations at India Gateway Terminal reports the Journal of Commerce. A shipping line agent at Cochin said the strike was set to continue into the weekend after talks between striking drivers and the truck owners


Kindly be informed that Container Truck Drivers at the port of Chennai have initiated a Flash Strike. Below is an extract from the message received from APL explaining the current situation in Chennai.

 

“This is to inform you that the Truck drivers have gone on a flash strike since the early hours of the 13th November outside the


French labour unions called for two more days of nationwide strikes and street demonstrations to protest the government’s controversial pension reform plans reports the Journal of Commerce. The unions named Oct. 28 and Nov. 6 as the next days of action as the government accelerated passage of the reform bill that would increase the minimum retirement age to 62 from


CN train M36831-18 derailed along the Kingston subdivision of the CN main line, near Regis, ON. The incident, which occurred at 0951hrs EDT on Monday, October 17th, was affecting the Montreal/Toronto rail corridor. CN personnel responded to the site. The estimated repair time was not yet available. Customers should expect that traffic scheduled to run through the affected area will


French highways were set to be brought to a standstill Monday, as lorry drivers blocked motorways and city roads, joining a growing wave of protest against government pension reforms reports IFW. The French CFDT transport union said lorry drivers would block strategic points – such as motorways, roundabouts and oil refineries – as they join nationwide protests over government


The Army will be deployed at Chittagong port amid an impasse between private berth operators and dock workers, the shipping minister has said. The government has decided to deploy army personnel at Chittagong Port to resume port activities.

 

Earlier efforts by the minister had failed to resolve the deadlock at 12 jetties of the port despite his series of


MONTREAL, Que. — CN has reached tentative collective agreements with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainmen and Yardmen (TCRC-CTY) as of Oct. 1. Upon ratification, CN will have labour stability with this group for the next three years.

 

The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 2,700 CN conductors, yard-persons and traffic coordinators on CN’s network in Canada.

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