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Strike Hits Grain Exports at Argentine Port

Last week’s work stoppage generated a total breakdown of logistics, causing congestion

Container cargo port VIA PIXABAY MARCH 2021

A 48-hour strike last week by tugboat captains and others backed up agricultural exports at Argentina’s Port of Rosario, reports

Workers were demanding they be classified as ‘essential’ to gain access to Covid-19 vaccines.

Unions representing the workers have said they will strike again this week if there is no action to address their concerns.

Last week’s work stoppage “generated a total breakdown of logistics, causing congestion at anchorages and making it impossible for new ships to arrive at port to load,” according to a letter sent by Argentina’s Chamber of Port and Maritime Activities (CAPyM) and other port authorities to the transportation ministry asking for help to unblock the port.

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