Argentina News


Argentina Grains Inspectors Start Strike; 'No Impact' at Ports

Feb 21, 2022

Argentina's grains inspectors began a 24-hour strike on Monday demanding bonus payments, but port activity and shipments of farm products were not affected in the South American country, the top global exporter of processed soybeans.Juan Carlos Peralta…

Paraguay Grains Ships Cut Loads, Face Delays as River Levels Drop

Aug 27, 2021

Grains ships and vessels transporting other products on the Paraguay River are loading at around half capacity due to a historic drought that has hit river levels in the South American region, hurting trade of key agricultural commodities.Industry…

Low River Water Levels Choke Argentine's Ag Exports

Jul 15, 2021

Ships leaving the Argentine agricultural ports hub of Rosario on the Parana River are having to reduce cargos by thousands of tonnes due to low water levels, the local head of logistics said on Wednesday, amid growing environmental concerns…

Parched Argentine River Cuts Into Grains Exports

Jul 15, 2021

Ships leaving the Argentine agricultural ports hub of Rosario on the Parana River are having to reduce cargos by thousands of tonnes due to low water levels, the local head of logistics said on Wednesday, amid growing environmental concerns…

Argentine Province Orders Ports Strike to Be Lifted

Jul 08, 2021

The government of Santa Fe province in Argentina late on Wednesday ordered port workers to suspend a day-old strike that had blocked grains shipments at the country's main agricultural export hub and mandated wage negotiations be resumed.Protests…

Argentine Port Unions Plan Strike Over Vaccine Access

Jun 17, 2021

A coalition of nine Argentine port worker unions will go on a nationwide 24-hour strike starting at midnight to press for vaccinations against the coronavirus, the labor groups said in a statement on Thursday.Workers including tugboat captains…

Argentine Port Workers Hold Another 48-hour Strike

May 26, 2021

Argentine port workers said on Tuesday they would hold a 48-hour strike starting at midnight (0300 GMT Wednesday), after paralyzing agricultural exports from the country last week with an initial work stoppage over demands they be vaccinated against COVID-19…

Argentina's Key Grains Port Snarled After Strike Over Vaccine Access

May 21, 2021

Argentina's main grains port of Rosario was snarled on Friday in the aftermath of a 48-hour strike by tugboat captains and other workers managing the flow of agricultural cargo ships, who are demanding access to COVID-19 vaccines, port authorities said…

Argentine Port Workers Plan Another Strike for Next Week

May 20, 2021

Argentina's grains exports remained paralyzed on Thursday due to a strike by port workers demanding to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with the labor groups threatening another 48-hour work stoppage next week.Argentina's Port and Maritime Activities…

Low Water Levels Hamper Shipping on the Parana River

May 05, 2021

Argentina's Parana River, the grains superhighway that takes soy and corn from the Pampas farm belt to the world, has gotten so shallow that it has started 'trimming' international shipments just as the country's export season gets underway…

Argentine Grain Inspector Strike Ends, Exports to Flow

Jan 07, 2021

The union representing Argentine port-side grain inspectors said on Thursday it had ended a month-long wage strike after reaching a contract deal with export companies that will allow international soy, corn and wheat shipments to return to normal…

Strike Stymies more than 140 Grains Ships in Argentina

Dec 28, 2020

Loading of more than 140 agricultural export ships in Argentina has been stalled by a port-side oilseed workers' strike that started on Dec. 9, the head of the local chamber of soymeal manufacturers said on Monday, on the eve of talks on a new contract…

Argentina Agro-export Firms Improve Offer to End Grains Port Strike

Dec 28, 2020

Argentina's influential chamber of soyoil manufacturers and exporters on Sunday spiced up an offer to striking workers, seeking to end a more than two-week standoff that has bogged down exports from one of the world's main breadbaskets.The CIARA…

Argentina Port Workers to Spend Christmas on Strike

Dec 24, 2020

Argentine oilseed workers and grains inspectors said on Wednesday they will spend Christmas on strike, further bogging down agricultural exports by extending a work stoppage that started on Dec. 9.The latest offer from the CIARA-CEC chamber…

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