Strike Resumes at Chile’s San Antonio Port

San Antonio portSan Antonio port

Strike at Chile’s San Antonio port entered its fourth day on Tuesday with dock workers refusing to unload ships of the port’s concessionary company Puerto Central, writes Chilean newspaper El Economista.

The strike is being attributed by Costanera Espigon Maritime Port Workers’ Federation (Fetraportces) to Puerto Central’s breach of shift pattern deal.

As a result, union leaders want collective bargaining negotiations between workers and Puerto Central executives to be launched.

The strike has raised concern of Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX), whose President Ronald Brown is worried about how the strike will affect fruit exports.

“The strike is happening at a time when Resolution 7233 of December 2014 was just published by the National Customs Directorate, which obliges companies that participate in the country’s foreign trade to pay an equivalent sum of USD 0.20 per [metric] ton that is exported or imported to the country, with proceeds going to cover commitments made by the State, mainly related to retroactive payments for port workers’ lunch breaks and pensions,” the Association said in a statement.

ASOEX urged the involved parties to do their part so as to avoid loses to the national economy.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>


<< Dec 2015 >>
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

CLIA Cruise360 - A Panoramic View to Cruising

Developed and hosted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Cruise360 offers a truly panoramic view of the cruise industry…

read more >


The event would prove itself to be a productive business podium for the delegates and a great opportunity to brainstrom and sharing innovative ideas…

read more >

FPSO Europe Congress

Why Attend the 2nd Annual FPSO Europe Congress?
Discover how FPSO leaders are embracing the new realities of a low oil price environment – what are the strategies to adopt in pursuit of viable economical FPSO projects?…

read more >

Canada LNG Export Conference and Exhibition 2016

Following the tremendous success of DMG’s 3rd Annual Canada LNG Export Conference & Exhibition, those fundamental to the development of LNG…

read more >