Indian Truck Strike Is Over

Jul 30, 2018 | Global News

The truck strike in India, which had been running for eight consecutive days, has now been called off after the Indian government agreed to meet the majority of the demands of the truckers.

Drivers across India took indefinite strike action from 20th July to protest against the ongoing increases in diesel prices, uncontrollable toll expenses, GST compliance and a number of further issues.

The strike has heavily impacted supply from India. For example – Many edible oil refineries have been closed due to low supplies of crude oils, spinning mills that run ‘hand-to-mouth’ for raw materials in the cotton industry have been facing shortages, the country’s automobile sector has had major disruption to supply chains and sugar wholesalers are out of supplies and unable to meet demand.

There could be ongoing congestion resulting from the action and Uniserve are monitoring the situation closely. Customers should contact their local Uniserve representative with any concerns on specific shipments.

For information on Uniserve’s extensive range of ocean and air freight services throughout the Indian Sub Continent, or to find out how we can add leverage yo your supply chain, then please email info@ugroup.co.uk or call 01375 856060.

 

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