Aqaba Container Terminal completes its labor plan and announces the start of two new marine routes
Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) announced that two new marine routes between the port of Aqaba and the Far East regions will start its services as of next month.
According to ACT officials, this step will contribute to increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of marine trade with the Far East as it will connect Jordan directly to these areas without having to stop at any point.
On the other hand, the company announced the completion of its labor plan that contains details of transferring all current workers at the container terminal to work at ACT, and then displaying the plan among the Labor Union of Harbors, Clearance and Navigation in a meeting held last August with the attendance of the two Union’s, representatives, Aqaba Development Corporation Vice President (ADC VP) , The Legat Consultant for ADC/ACT Attorney Mohannad Jarrar and ACT’s Human Resource Department (HRD) Manager Mr. Ismail Al Zaben,
Mr. Ismail Al Zaben, ACT’s HRD Manager said commenting on the labor plan: “We have prepared a comprehensive plan regarding the transfer of our employees to work at the company. This plan reflects our continuous concern in providing the best working environment.”
Al Zaben added that no agreements were signed with either the Union or any other party and that all concerned parties have agreed on what was written in the minutes of meeting document, which included details of the labor plan prepared by the company along with the categories, the rights and the duties of the employees that are going to be transferred to work at the company.
For his part, Mr. Patricio Junior, CEO of ACT pointed out that exports and imports movements in the container terminal have achieved a growth that reached to 3.5 percent compared to last year. Mr. Junior also declared that the company plans to expand storage area and to provide it with new equipment, in addition to setting a storage yard equipped with Rubber Tier Gantry (RTGs).