Workers strike at Maceio port in Brazil

Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Strikes — By on February 21, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of a strike by port workers at Maceio port in Brazil on Friday 22nd February from 0700 to 13.00 hours.

The striking port workers will include stevedores and linesmen so the port will not be operative during this time.

Says Francisco Villagrán, Vice President Operations South America for ISS: “We anticipate this will delay the berthing of any vessels calling at Maceio until the end of the strike.”

ISS Brazil will continue to monitor events in the country on behalf of shipowners and operators, and will post any news updates to the company website, www.iss-shipping.com.

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Inchcape Shipping Service is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With 289 proprietary offices in 65 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 750, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

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