Argentina delays transfer of Buenos Aires Port

Argentina delays transfer of Buenos Aires Port

Argentina’s national government is withholding approval for transferring control of Buenos Aires Port, according to the Buenos Aires Herald.

The country’s Transport Ministry is holding back from applying a decades-old law ordering the transfer of jurisdiction over national ports to local authorities – cities and provinces.

In the case of Buenos Aires Port that would be the City of Buenos Aires.

But the Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich says his body will not endorse the transfer until some unresolved issues – including longstanding outstanding debts – are fixed.

The port, Argentina’s leading transshipment gateway for foreign trade, is under trusteeship of the national government.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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