Strike delayed

Planned strike action at Argentinian ports this week has been placed on ice.

In a statement this morning the Seaman’s Union said the 48-hour stoppage set to start on 17 July had been “temporarily suspended”.

The latest round of walkouts was scheduled to hurt tug services at all Argentinian ports.

Only last week Urgara, a union made up of cargo controlling surveyors, halted work at the Buenos Aires province ports of Necochea and Bahia Blanca.

Local media reports indicated that the grain port of Rosario in Santa Fe province, which is the third facility where Urgara has a presence, was hurt by the strike.