Go-slow campaign by SAGT workers hits Colombo Port

Source: Daily FT

The prevailing go-slow campaign by workers at the South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT) due to a dispute over their bonus has affected Port of Colombo operations, with some ships bypassing it. Since last Tuesday operations at the terminal have been slower than normal.

The management of SAGT has been in contact with the other two container terminals – Jaye Container Terminal (JCT) and Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) – at the Port of Colombo and could count on their support to ensure limited impact on the Port of Colombo and its customers.

Shipping industry sources said that although CICT and JCT support has been forthcoming, several ships that were unwilling to wait have bypassed Colombo.

Delmar will continue to monitor the situation, handle and expedite shipments as events allow, however some delays could be expected on shipments from the Indian Sub-Continent due to the ongoing go-slow campaign and the results thereof.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting your local Delmar representative.

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