Jakarta: A total of 588 cargo shipping companies which operate a total fleet of 18,000 vehicles and manages 54,000 workers, launched a strike yesterday against state-run port operator Pelindo’s alleged attempt to take over their businesses through some of its subsidiaries at Tanjung Priok Port, Indonesia’s largest and busiest port.
The strike lasted 12 hours yesterday and it will continue if Pelindo fails to cater to protesters’ demands to stay away from the logistics and transportation businesses at ports.
However, Pelindo claimed that Tanjung Priok Port was operating normally despite the strike staged by the companies.
Ten other ports managed by Pelindo also suffered from strikes on the same day. [04/06/13]