US ports await impact of Chilean strike

Apr 04, 2013 | 01:55 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Copper, Port of New Orleans, Panama City port, LME, London Metal Exchange, Chilean port strike, Angamos, San Antonio Antofagata

NEW YORK — An ongoing strike at Chilean ports could impact copper deliveries to Panama City, Fla., and New Orleans in the next few weeks.

"If we are going to see any change in the rate of delivery, it will start to show up in the next few weeks," a Panama City port spokesman told AMM. "So far, we have not seen any impacts. It’s still a little early to know whether we’re going to see impacts or not."

"It’s still pretty soon after the (Chilean) work stoppages began," a Port of New Orleans spokesman said, "(but) anything that affects shipments of nonferrous metal (from Chile) could affect the Port of New Orleans."....

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