Argentine Ports Resume Activity After Strike, Port Official Says

Argentine port workers returned to normal activities today after a 24-hour strike that delayed shipments, said Guillermo Wade, an official at the port exporters chamber.

All Parana River ports are operating again and ships are loading grain normally, Wade said by telephone from Rosario, the country’s largest soybean export port.

Argentine trade unions blocked highways and halted train, bus and subway services yesterday in their first general strike against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to protest rising prices and taxes. Immigration, customs, health as well as port administration employees went on strike yesterday, Wade said.

“Activity is normal,” he said. “Trucks loaded with grains are coming to Rosario’s main ports.”

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