ANDHRA PRADESH

Dock workers call off strike

VISAKHAPATNAM, AUG. 1. Normalcy was restored in the Visakhapatnam port with dock workers calling off their strike on Sunday. According to an official press release from the Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT), dock labour workers began reporting for work from the second shift on Sunday.

The contingency arrangements made by the port from the second shift on Saturday helped handling of 42,000 tonnes of cargo in three shifts. Nearly 82,000 tonnes of cargo was handled by mechanised means, taking the total traffic handled to 1.25 lakh tonnes, the release said.

Cargo handling operations were in full swing on nine vessels.

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