SANTIAGO, Chile Anglo
American Plc has seen a delay in shipments of about 10,000
tonnes of copper due to a Chilean dock strike, but the company
is nowhere near needing to declare force majeure on
"The dock strike (did) not have
a huge impact on us because the ports from which we ship our
concentrates (were) all operating," John MacKenzie, chief
executive officer of the London-based miners copper
division, said. "The only thing impacting us is that the strike
delayed about 10,000 tonnes of copper (cathode and anode)
sales, but its not a major problem."
The strike began at the northern
port of Angamos and was followed by strikes at other Chilean
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Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) said
that the strike has blocked about 60,000 tonnes of its copper
exports, equivalent to about $500 million in revenue.