A truckers’ strike began in China’s Ningbo area on Monday, August 18, 2014. Owner-operators and trucking companies, primarily those involved in container drayage, are striking to raise transportation prices. Picket lines have been established in front of various large container depots in the area, which has prevented the movement of equipment and freight in and out of affected container yards. Many major roads connecting the port terminal and container yard have been blocked.

The government and truckers association did not reach an agreement when they met yesterday. Carriers are rerouting freight to different terminals when possible, but traffic bottlenecks, equipment shortages, and missed vessel loadings continue to occur.