13.9 C
Sunday, May 19, 2024
Home Most Visited Port Klang transport workers threaten week-long strike, stakeholders criticise      

Port Klang transport workers threaten week-long strike, stakeholders criticise      

Port Klang commercial vehicle drivers this week threatened to go for a week-long strike unless the roads linked to the Malaysian prime seaport are repaired by the government immediately.

The threat was given by Port Klang area assemblyman Azmizam Zaman Huri while he was addressing about Selangor state budget at the legislative assembly recently.

Huri reportedly said the transporters will enforce strike if the Federal Government does not allocate required fund to the state government to repair the roads, which lead to the Port Klang.

The threat has created concern among the stakeholders who said it will create a massive disruption to supply chain management in the state as well as across the country.

The stakeholders who manage and provide services for port operations and logistics in Port Klang termed the threat irrational, unreasonable and irresponsible.

The strike will cause problems like disruption of the logistics chain for the supply of raw materials, food, vegetables, fruits and medical supplies as well as could hamper trade and economic sectors that are recovering from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, they said in a joint statement

“We urge and hope that all parties including commercial vehicle drivers not to engage in this irresponsible act,” they noted.

Instead, they urged all parties to engage in consultation and discussion sessions to highlight the matter and work towards an amicable solution through the right channels especially in ensuring adequate allocation is provided for repair and maintenance of roads in Port Klang as practiced in the past.

Eleven stakeholders who made the call include Port Klang Authority, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Port Klang Free Zone Sdn Bhd, the Malaysian Haulier’s Association, Selangor Freight Forwarders and Logistics Association, Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarders, Forwarding Services Association Malaysia, Shipping Association Malaysia, Central Region Shipping Association and Malaysian Ship Owners Association.

Authority expects that the Port Klang, which handled 13.6 million TEU in 2019, will be able to handle 13.8 million TEU this year, in line with the pre-pandemic growth trend.

Sharar Nayel
Asia Correspondent

Latest Posts

Bridging the Gap: Understanding Your Options for Immediate Financial Needs

When faced with an unexpected financial hurdle, such as a medical emergency, car repairs, or sudden unemployment, the need for immediate financial solutions becomes...

MSC increases rates for shipments to Valencia and Antwerp

Swiss/Italian container carrier MSC has announced new Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates for shipments to Europe, effective from 1 June until further notice but not...

Hapag-Lloyd announces peak season surcharges for shipments to North America

Hamburg-based box line Hapag-Lloyd has announced new peak season surcharges for shipments destined for North American ports. The German company will apply a new peak...

CFL multimodal and ista Luxembourg ink long-term deal

CFL multimodal, through its subsidiary CFL logistics, and ista Luxembourg S.à r.l have signed a long-term agreement, under which the logistics expert will provide...

MSC launches new weekly North Peru Feeder service

MSC has announced the “North Peru Feeder”, a new dedicated feeder service from Salaverry and Paita in Peru to provide increased port connections and...