Argentinean ports hit by further strike actions – Inchcape Shipping Services

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading 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.”

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 290 proprietary offices in 67 countries, and a workforce of over 3,660, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

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