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04-08-2013 - Strike continues at Hong Kong International Terminal.

 

The dispute for better pay and working conditions for dockworkers employed at the Hong Kong International Terminal (HIT) has been ongoing for 12 days now. 

Delays due to the strikers slowing trucking in and out of wharfs have vessel berthing times exceeding 50 hours on average, where typically the process takes 3 hours.  HIT’s capabilities to handle around 30 containers an hour has dropped to approximately 20 containers an hour since the strike. Many ocean carriers have diverted their ships to other ports like Shenzhen as a result.

 

For a visual on the strike at HIT see link below: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22062848