9 May 2013

Unhappy landowners shut down PNG's biggest port

10:52 am on 9 May 2013

Disgruntled landowners and members of the PNG Waterside Workers and Seamen's Union have shut down Papua New Guinea's biggest and busiest Lae port this week.

All port operations came to a stop two days ago, but the forced closure may go on for an indefinitely, unless the national government and its State agencies meet the landowner and union demands.

The Post Courier paper says the closure is going to affect export-import businesses and cost companies, including the 9 billion US dollar PNG LNG Project and the PNG economy millions of kina.