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Industry chief urges smooth operations at Aqaba Container Terminal

By Petra - Nov 09,2014 - Last updated at Nov 09,2014

AMMAN — Amman Chamber of Industry Chairman Senator Ziyad Homsi on Saturday said that the industrial sector has incurred losses amounting to around JD21 million as a result of the recent strike by Aqaba  Container Terminal (ACT) employees.

Presiding over a meeting of the maritime transport agents, Homsi called for more pressure on ACT to prevent any similar strikes in the future, citing the deep impact on trading activity.

Homsi also said that ACT has been imposing non-stop increases on its cargo handling services since June in addition to the fines imposed by ships agents which varied between JD52 to JD74 per container, calling for more pressure on the ACT to cut down such "harmful attitude".

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