Two transport company directors involved in a blockade over cargo-handling fees were yesterday found to be in contempt of court after failing to comply with a judge's order. Deputy Judge Gerard Muttrie of the Court of First Instance ordered Yip Chi-keung, director of Way-Prosperity Cargo Services Co Ltd, and Wong Chi, director of Kwok Wai (China HK) Container Transportation Co Ltd, to prepare affidavits to identify seven other operators and drivers involved in the blockade in July. He also ordered them to pay the costs of the proceedings. On July 13, Madam Justice Carlye Chu Fun-ling made an interim order against the two defendants, restraining them from forming any blockade at Yuen Fat Wharf and Godown Co Ltd in Cheung Sha Wan. The judge also ordered them to identify the operators and drivers involved. Mr Yip and Mr Wong told the court they failed to comply with the orders to identify the other operators because they did not understand English. Despite yesterday's ruling, truck drivers who said they felt forced to pay cargo-handling fees warned they might block container terminals again if the Government ignored their plight. About 100 drivers yesterday petitioned Executive Councillors and marched to the High Court to support their colleagues. Chiang Chi-wai, chief organiser of the Joint Committee on China-Hong Kong Transport Trade, said the Government had intervened in March to force mid-stream operators - who load and unload cargo - to stop charging drivers. But the eight operators and other cargo handlers were charging drivers again rather than seeking the money from freight forwarders. The Joint Committee was planning to lobby legislators. But Mr Chiang said drivers would not rule out a blockade. 'After all rational means [have been] exhausted, we might block the terminal again,' he warned. The mid-stream operators charge $40 for each container they handle. Drivers claim the operators clear the cargo of those drivers willing to pay the fees much faster than those who refuse. They have called for the fee to be charged directly to freight forwarders. A spokeswoman for the Port and Maritime Board said it had done its best to facilitate talks between mid-stream operators, drivers and freight forwarders.