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Jakarta port operations normal despite workers strike: Official

Published on Dec 23, 2013 11:44 AM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Shipping and port operations were unaffected by a workers strike at Jakarta's Tanjung Priok port on Monday, said an official with Indonesia's biggest port operator.

More than a hundred workers at the port have gone on strike demanding the port's chief executive step down.

"I've been at the Tanjung Priok site since 3 am and everything is running as normal. There are strikes but they are only limited to a small number of personnel," Rima Novianti, corporate secretary for port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Pelindo) told Reuters.

Indonesia is the world's largest palm oil producer, No. 2 for rubber and robusta coffee and No. 3 for cocoa. It is also the world's top exporter of refined tin, nickel ore and thermal coal.

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