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Ningbo Port Trucker Strike Takes Violent Turn

(Greg Knowler – JOC)

Violence flared at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port as thousands of striking truck drivers clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields of trucks crossing a picket line, according to the Hong Kong-based China Labor Bulletin.

The non-governmental organisation that monitors labor issues in the mainland said that drayage drivers, dissatisfied with haulage rates they could earn at the port, launched a protest earlier in the week, bringing the world’s sixth largest container port to a standstill.

According to the BDP International website, the strike has impacted normal terminal operations, preventing loaded containers from being delivered to the terminal and import shipments being carried out delivered to customers. Read more here.