Egypt’s Sokhna Port resumed operations on Oct. 24 following the end of a nearly two-week strike by dockworkers.
Dockworkers at the Ain al-Sokhna Terminal, operated by DP World, walked off the job on Oct. 12, calling for the reinstatement of eight workers fired for disciplinary reasons.
The stoppage was called off after terminal management and local government authorities agreed to address the strikers’ demands.
Reports from the Arabian country said one of eight dismissed workers ended his job contract with the company after receiving a financial compensation, while the remaining seven workers were being reinstated by the terminal operator. Reports also said authorities formed a joint committee, comprising representatives of all stakeholders, to review various grievances raised by workers during previous strikes.
Meanwhile, APL in a notice to customers said it has restarted taking “Sokhna cargo bookings” for direct shipment from Nhava Sheva Port, India, on its weekly Subcontinent-Red Sea Express Service. The SRX calls Mundra, Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru), Salalah, Djibouti, Sokhna, Jeddah, Djibouti, Salalah, Jebel Ali, Sohar and Mundra.