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Trade at Mumbai port affected due to shortage of workers

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A ship agents’ body today alleged that lack of workers at the Mumbai port, one of the oldest harbours, is having an adverse impact on trade as vessels take longer for loading/unloading cargoes.

“The port is not in a position to allot the required number of gangs for ensuring normal rate of operations of discharge/load the vessels. This has resulted in increase in the turnaround time for vessels at the port,” Mumbai and Nhava Sheva Ship Agents Association said in a statement.

The body further said it has written to the port authorities highlighting the issue. Officials at the Mumbai Port Trust were not immediately available for comments.

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