Grain inspectors in Argentina have gone on strike for 24 hours, blocking supplies at important river ports in farm transport center Rosario.
ccording to Reuters, the Urgara grains inspectors’ union said they are protesting rules that limit the number of terminals operating at a port in the city of Buenos Aires and high taxes applied to workers’ salaries.
The strike is affecting absolutely all the ports (in Rosario). They are all stopped as a result of the Urgara strike
…Guillermo Wade, head of Argentina’s Chamber of Port and Maritime Activities (CAPyM), told Reuters, adding that the measure was preventing ships being loaded.
Reuters also reported that planned strikes will halt operations at the Buenos Aires and Dock Sud ports and the Zarate-Campana corridor on Wednesday, and shutter the Rio Santiago shipyard on Friday. Other impromptu union actions may occur.
Argentina is the world’s top exporter of soybean oil and meal, the third largest in corn, and a key supplier of wheat.