This morning we received the following from our partners in India.
Please be advised the vessel movement would be affected due ongoing strike at NHAVA SHEVA port and it may cause delay at Mundra port also.
This will affect delay in sailing from Nhava Sheva & Mundra both Indian Ports. Will revert you with further details as soon as available.
We have been given to understand that there will be an indefinite strike from (27th March 2012) onwards
called by local political parties in support of demands for local project affected persons (PAPs).
The strike will affect all the activities of JNPT/NSICT/GTI. You may pls see the attached notice & Newspaper column for your kind information ………We will keep you posted about the situation.
Pls find below current position of NHV area…
A) No Vessel in all 3 terminals. ( GTI / JNPT / NSICT )
B) Picketing seen from Belapur Quila and heavy bandh from Gavan Phata ( 3 Tanks ).
C) All CFS’S and empty yard completely closed.
D) Congress wants to put up a bigger show today.
E) Expect full closure today/tomorrow unless something is resolved.
We really do value our partners who give us information, and props for this one go to Quick Silver. Thanks to them for keeping us, and therefore you, up to date.