SÃO PAULO A stevedores strike at the Port
of Angamos in Chile has delayed shipments for copper producer
Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco).
The port is receiving (copper), but it is not shipping
it. There is only one (Codelco) ship waiting, a company
executive told AMM
sister publication Metal
The official declined to say how much copper was halted in
Angamos or where it was headed.
Some workers at Angamos, about 40 miles from Antofagasta city
in northern Chile, have been striking since March 16.
On March 21, the conflicting parties, concessionaire and
port workers sat to talk, the company noted, describing
the development as positive.
Angamos, inaugurated in 2003 as part of the Chilean port
complex Mejillones, is one of the several ports in the north of
the country used to export products, according to the Chilean
newspaper La Tercera.
The strike comes soon after the Santiago, Chile-based
companys unionized workers threatened to go on a 24-hour
surprise stop within the next 30 days to demand job
amm.com, March 19
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Metal