Ports in Argentina hit by three-day strike of inspectors

Ports in Argentina hit by three-day strike of inspectors

Many seaports in Argentina are facing shutdowns and slowdowns over three days starting on Wednesday as port inspectors mount a strike, according to Reuters.

The strike came into effect after workers at the the National Food Safety and Quality Service (Senasa) saw their labour talks end without resolution. That was followed by the failure of pay talks with the inspectors’ union Urgara.

This action will halt most grain exports and some exports of oilseed derivatives.

Some ports not covered by the union will still function, including Villa Constitucion in Santa Fe province, a major grain outlet.

Argentina is the world’s top exporter of soybean oil, and the third-largest exporter of soybeans and corn.

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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