ITF dockers’ section representatives meeting in Perth, Australia, have backed the ITF-affiilated Peruvian SUTRAMPORPC union as it prepares to begin an indefinite strike at APM Terminals’ North Pier terminal in Callao, Peru tomorrow.
[ENGLISH SUMMARY: Shipping agents at Callao, Peru, are the latest in a line of parties expressing dissatisfaction over the concession of Muelle Norte the north dock, to APM Terminals. Officials say that just 10 days after APM took over operations, the docks are chaotic, slow, seeing ships leave before being fully discharged, and increased costs. […]
The concession contract finalized on May 12th called for APM Terminals to assume operational control of the terminal within 60 days of signing the concession agreement. On May 1st the Government of Peru had named APM Terminals Callao the winner of the bidding process. The terms of the concession include the investment of $749 million […]
Consortium APM Terminals Callao is due to begin operating the Muelle Norte terminal at Peru’s Callao port by July 1.
National port authority APN has until July 11 at the latest to transfer operations from national port company Enapu to the consortium, state news agency Andina reported.
APM is confident they will complete investments in […]
Dockworkers ‘paralyzed’ the Peruvian port of Puerto Callao Wednesday in a strike over the lack of labor rights in a concession contract, according to Peru’s Association of Exporters (ADEX).
The Callao Maritime and Port Workers Union (SUTRAMPORPC) engaged in the 24-hour strike to protest the contract as it did not grant labor rights to employees […]
Peru’s exports totaled US$ 2.85 billion in January 2011, a 17 percent jump compared to the same month a year earlier. Non traditional exports soared 38.3 percent in the first month of the year, while traditional exports increased 11.6 percent.
China and United States were the main destinations markets for Peruvian exports, holding […]
[NOTE: Peru is one of several Latin American countries in which dockworkers are fighting abuse by global terminal operators and their own governments. The ILWU Coast Longshore Division recently supported Callao dockworkers during their 3-week strike to regain their collective bargaining rights.]
The Peruvian government replaced union longshore workers with military personnel during a 3-week strike, declaring the port “100% operational.” Results say otherwise, as Bloomberg reports in a news article called “Peruvian Port Workers End 21-Day Strike at Callao:”
Peruvian port workers today signed a labor accord to end a 21-day strike that had blocked transportation […]
In an article called “Mineral shipments resume as Peru port strike ends,” Reuters reported:
Minerals shipments at Peru’s main port were normal on Wednesday after workers ended a strike for better benefits at the government-operated Port of Callao, union leader Leopoldo Ortiz said.
Stevedores and port operators reached an agreement on Tuesday evening, the Minister […]
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