Workers at the port of Alsancak have completed an annual shift

Alsancak Port in annual overtime workers filled the waiting ships in the open: to fill out the annual working hours of workers providing services for the ship at Izmir Alsancak port of Turkey's major container exporting centers has caused the crisis. Due to insufficient workers and work safety in the port, the maximum annual 270 hour-over-time period has resulted in disruption of services. The port operation has reached the point where it cannot serve on Sundays. Ships are forced to wait a long time from the gulf to fill and unload. TCDD, the operator of the port, plans to solve the crisis with workers' reinforcement from other regions.

Yusuf Öztürk, Chairman of the Izmir Branch of the Chamber of Shipping (DTO), stated that the problem of workers and equipment in the port has been continuing since 2011 and that they send a letter to the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications for the solution of the problem. According to the information they received, the port management on the grounds of occupational safety of working hours due to the maximum working time limit of 270 hours transfer to work with the transfer of Ozturk, ç The port can not provide service, especially on Sundays has come to the point. There will be a great deal of congestion because of not working during the feast. Despite the privatization of the previously privatized ports, the number was insufficient. The number of retired workers in the port is increasing day by day. However, the reinforcements are insufficient. Despite the impossibilities, the port operation continues its public service. But due to the worker's problem and the lack of machinery, the fact that the shipowner is unable to serve the importers and exporters is making it difficult and has a negative impact on foreign trade. Ama

Ozturk, the problem in the harbor has an important place in Turkey's exports had urged the authorities to resolve in a short time.

Port authorities reported that the general directorate came into play in order to solve the problem. TCDD officials said that in general the close of 50 thousand workers and civil servants Turkey, Alsancak Port workers and civil servants who want to come from other business was passed to do the transplant as soon as possible.

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Günceleme: 27/11/2018 17:43

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