Operations Return to Normal at Port Klang

Operations Return to Normal at Port Klang

Operations at Port Klang have now returned to normal following strikes by truck drivers last week.

The strike caused chaos at terminals operated by Westport and Northport after drivers refused to undertake drayage movements to and from container depots outside the port in protest against delays at depots and high charges.

The Association of Malaysian Hauliers and representatives of container depot operators have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the latter agreeing to improve service times so waiting times for hauliers are no longer than one hour.

A spokesman for Klang Port Authority said the situation had normalized.

One leading CEO of a regional container line, who asked not to be named, confirmed that operations returned to normal yesterday but said there were rumors of further planned strikes in the coming days.

Contact Mike King at michael@borderline.eu.com.