Truckers Strike at India’s Cochin Port Ends

A section of unionized truck drivers serving DP World-operated Vallarpadam Terminal in India’s Cochin Port  has called off their strike campain, the Journal of Commerce reports.

The stoppage came after the authorities imposed  new freight weight regulations on container trailers and revoked licenses of those drivers who violated them.

The settlement followed discussions between union leaders and government agencies Tuesday morning, according to local shipping sources.

The striking drivers returned to work, but it could take the terminal a couple of days to clear export-import backlogs built up during the strike, according to the information provided by the shipping line agents.

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