APM Terminals India, a part
of AP Moller Maersk, said it is resuming operations at its container freight
station at Nava Sheva Port that it had shut down a month ago due to incidents
of violence by retrenched workers. “On September 28th,
APM Terminals had to suspend
operations at the facility as the safety of 500 employees was under threat.
Keeping our people safe is our primary responsibility, and hence, a difficult
yet unavoidable decision had to be taken after two separate instances of
violence were instigated against them by some local violent elements in August
and September,” said APM Terminals in a statement. “
After intense discussions with all the concerned authorities, and
having received the necessary assurances and security for our people moving
forward, we have now taken the careful decision to restart our services in the
area,” it added.
This is one of the two facilities of APM at Nava Sheva. It has 7
CFS facilities across the country.