Ningbo port works to get through post-strike box backlog

Shanghai: Ningbo port is getting back to work after the remnants of a truckers’ strike petered out over the weekend.
 
Calls to four freight forwarders and a branch office of a containerline showed that the strike, which saw up to 7,000 drivers protest for higher fees last week in scenes that turned violent, is now over and the container port is actively trying to get back on track and move the excess of containers stuck in and around the port.
 
The strike saw drivers clash with the police and Ningbo’s Beilun container port was blockaded for much of last week leading to significant sailings disruption from one of China’s largest boxports. 
 
The local port authority was unavailable for comment. [25/08/14]
 
 
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