Container carriers serving the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam suspended services from Saturday evening following police action against lorries parked along Container Road.
Container Monitoring Committee convener Charles George said lorries were parked along the road on Saturday as there was not enough space in the parking areas, and that the police had swung into action fining and pasting stickers on vehicles.
Container owners and workers had earlier threatened to go on an indefinite strike from August 16 if their demand for sufficient parking space for carriers was not met by the authorities. They said that the agitation was aimed to press their demand for sufficient parking space and competent rates for parking of lorries serving the ICTT.
The decision of the committee comes in the wake of the Kerala High Court order last Tuesday which said that the State government should take stringent action against those parking lorries along Container Road linking Kalamassery and the ICTT.