BUSAN, South Korea — The KORAIL strike has started significantly reducing passenger and freight transportation. As the train strike enters its eighth day, five Mugunghwa train services will cease operation in Busan and Gyeongnam. Twenty KTX services will end today.
Freight trains are currently operating at 43 percent capacity. Experts predict that a continuing strike would further hamper freight service in this country.
The Busan Port Authority however, has announced that the logistics at the port of Busan is stable. According to the Busan Port Authority, freight train operations have been cut to 20 times a day from the original 35 departures.
The reduced operation could only handle about half of the 6m containers. Currently, the port can only operate between 1,400 and 1,500
However, the gap of the reduced freight transportation has been successfully replaced by lorries at the moment.
Source: Busan eFM News