According to maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) , a nationwide dockworker strike is planned to begin on June 10 in Brazil n protest over hiring and pension practices.
ISS states the planned strike is expected to affect stevedore operations in all ports across Brazil and cause significant delays with cargo operations unless an early resolution can be reached with the Brazilian Federal Government. According to Reuters, dockworkers in Brazil held occasional strikes in 2013 to protest legislation allowing the sale of port terminals to private companies that Brazil’s Congress passed on May 16, 2013, which made them fear a loss of jobs and benefits. Brazilian dockworkers held a one-day strike in July last year, affecting ports across the country, including the ports of Santos, Rio Grande, Espírito Santo, Fortaleza, Pernambuco and São Luis. That strike delayed the loading of 13 container ships at the port of Santos.
Please be guided accordingly. RCL Agencies will continue to monitor the situation and report further developments once availble.