South Korean Truckers Block Ports
Police in South Korea are now escorting truckers through picket lines after truck drivers have been blocking the country’s main ports as part of their strike action.
South Korea’s two busiest ports, Busan and Gwangyang, have seen their operational output reduced to 40% since truckers started blockading the ports last Thursday.
The truck driver union ‘Cargo Solidarity Truckers Union’ is arguing for wage levels to be increased in line with the ongoing rises in the price of fuel. Yesterday saw the first round of negotiations with government officials break down, after no compromise could be agreed.
Steamship lines are not currently skipping calls to Busan, but are watching the situation closely. For more information on the above, or for details of our services from Asia, please contact a member of our team.