Strike of good transporters enters in eight consecutive day
KARACHI: Good transporter’s strike has entered in the eight successive day on Friday, food items that were halted at ports in container start decaying, ARY News reported.
Further increase in the strike may lead to the shortage of flour as well in the loss of import and export goods worth million of rupees.
A large number of vessels are currently waiting at the off-port and a large number of containers and a huge quantity of loose cargo is stranded inside the ports.
Before the strike call was given by the goods-carriers last Thursday, there was zero-waiting period for vessels at the Karachi and Qasim ports.
However, as cargo movement came to a standstill, a large number of containers and a huge quantity of loose cargo have accumulated inside port areas, sources said.
According to sources no positive move has been taken by the concerned provincial authorities on the sensitive issue which making the situation worsening.
Ships came from abroad were waiting to unload the goods while the port has been jammed due to good piles, that has badly hurt the economy.
Around 12 container vessels, three loaded with coal and two to load cement, are currently waiting at the off-port at Karachi.
However, most damaging is that around 7,000 containers loaded with export cargo could not meet their shipping schedules.
Furthermore, several other vessels after waiting at the off-port diverted to Dubai and other regional ports after they were refused berths at the two ports of the country owing to congestion.
Sources of Flour Mills said that the supply of wheat flour mill has been suspended from interior Sindh which can cause the shortage of wheat.