Our partners have advised us about a strike at the Chilean port of San Antonio that started yesterday. The stevedores are striking over pension demands to the Chilean government. It is not certain how long the strike will last. At the current moment Chilean containers have been diverted to carriers calling directly at the port of Valparaiso which has not been affected by the strike yet.
Most affected will be shipments which originate from Albatrans’ warehouse at San Antonio, although they can likewise be diverted to Valparaiso. Carriers advise us that once San Antonio resumes normal port operations, first priority will be given to strike-bound cargo.
We will keep you informed on further development. If you have any questions please contact RCL.