Argentinian Ports Hit by Further Strike Action
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, is advising of a 24 hour general strike in Argentina on Tuesday 20th November. The strike will affect all transportation including ports, airports, trains and road transport.
It is anticipated that all ships will remain at anchorage or berth, depending on conditions. Immigration, customs, health and agriculture staff will all be involved in the strike, as well as port administration employees.
ISS Argentina has confirmed that as with previous strikes, main roads and highways will be blocked in Buenos Aires including key access routes to the city. Says Francisco Villagran, Regional Operations Manager – Americas: “We have reported on a number of local and regional strikes during 2012 but this is the first strike affecting the whole country and its transport infrastructure. ISS Argentina will continue to monitor developments on behalf of ship owners and operators and will keep customers updated.”