TCDD İzmir Alsancak Administration and Liman-İş Union organized in the port could not agree on holiday permits. When the cranes in the port also failed, maritime trade was locked in the Gulf of Izmir. For this reason, the ships could not dock at the port and stayed open during the eid. In the Gulf of Izmir, which has been extremely quiet for about 4 years, around 10 ships, including container and bulk cargo ships, have queued for the first time in a long time.
Agents reacted to the failure of the workers to work and the failure of the cranes on the grounds that they had commercial losses. Union officials, the workers only 16 hours of feast, the effort to avoid the occurrence of voicing said.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Izmir Branch of the Chamber of Shipping, Yusuf Öztürk stated that there is a congestion in the bay every year during the holidays and that the failure of the cranes on this holiday negatively affects the ship traffic. Öztürk said, “On the first day of the festival, workers do not work for a certain period of time. There was no work for 16 hours on this holiday. In addition, a crane belonging to the port and a mobile crane of Arkas broke down. The two ships we agency will only be able to dock at the port after 48 hours. "The cost of this is 35 thousand dollars a day." Öztürk stated that they are not against the workers to take a vacation as agents, but they want the necessary investments to be realized as soon as possible, and reminded that the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication, Binali Yıldırım, announced that approximately 267 million dollars will be invested in Alsancak Port. Öztürk said, “Money has been set aside for investments. Tenders should be finalized. What are we waiting? In what century are we living? The port's mobile and cranes need to work as soon as possible. "This is the only way we can solve the problem of congestion."
Union: Only 16 hours did not work
Port-İş Union İzmir Branch President Serdar Akdoğan stated that there is a holiday tradition at the port from the past and said, “There will be no work in the port on the first day of the holiday. All agencies know this. It makes arrangements accordingly. We worked from night to morning on the first day of the holiday. We did not stop working to get rid of the jam. "It just didn't work for 16 hours." Akdoğan added that the congestion due to the holiday will disappear in a few days.
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