It has audited private port operators and forced them to fire their corrupt employees.
Management officials said that the port operators and shipping lines decided not to let themselves be pushed around this time.
The port operators suggested that the Justice Department seek a contempt citation against the union.
The company was founded in 1974 by the government of Sudan to be the national port operator and port authority.
Foreign port operators say the takeover is just part of a continuing consolidation in the industry.
But many port operators and shipping companies remain unconvinced.
The law permitted for the first time foreign ownership of port operators.
The numbers of port operators should not be restricted except for compelling reasons.
Then we need to speak to shipping companies and port operators to ensure that they comply with the regulations.
Still, the union and the port operators remain far apart on the introduction of new technology into cargo handling.