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Ports raise issues to minister on operation cost, stuck-up cargo and lack of drivers

In a video conference with Mansukh Mandaviya, minister of shipping, on April 3, stakeholders of seaports including port users, courier and cargo services, custom brokers and logistic firms raised their concerns ranging from high operation cost, stuck-up cargo, port congestion, shortage of labourers, movement of workers and truck drivers

The meeting was also attended by the officers of the ministry of shipping and chairpersons of all major ports
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The meeting was also attended by the officers of the ministry of shipping and chairpersons of all major ports

April 6, 2020: In a video conference with Mansukh Mandaviya, minister of shipping, on April 3, stakeholders of seaports including port users, courier and cargo services, custom brokers and logistic firms raised their concerns ranging from high operation cost, stuck-up cargo, port congestion, shortage of labourers, movement of workers and truck drivers and other difficulties due to lockdown.

The meeting was also attended by the officers of the ministry of shipping and chairpersons of all major ports.

"Mansukh Mandaviya sought the support of all the stakeholders in this unprecedented crisis. He called for collaborative efforts for converting this crisis into an opportunity for the ports and port operation so that the supply chain of the country can run smoothly. Mandaviya welcomed suggestions for the decongesting ports, management, welfare and safety of workers and other challenges faced by the ports and its stakeholders. Mandaviya stressed upon the usage of state-of-the-art technology in the port operation and container management to manage the future challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic, " says the ministry release.

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