Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the maritime services provider, is warning that a potential general strike at the Argentine port of  San Lorenzo-Rosario this week could see stoppages in various ports by truck, bus and train drivers, pilot boat masters, linesmen, tug boat operators and stevedores. The strike, which is due to start at 00:00hrs on Thursday 10th April and run for 24 hours, will affect all shipping operations.

The port of Rosario took delivery of its first consignment of finished vehicles in November last year.

The union action is expected to affect transport services at at Zona comun and pilot boat operations through Rio de la Plata; the Parana River is also expected to be affected.

Tug boat operatives and stevedores in the ports of Buenos Aires, Necochea and Bahia Blanca have said they will join the strike.

“During the strike, we expect to see operations at San Lorenzo-Rosario delayed by a day,” said Gabriel Curtarelli, general manager, ISS Argentina. “The strike will affect all cargoes destined for the port and ships will be required to remain at anchorage if they have been unable to berth prior to commencement of the strike.”

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