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Dockworkers in Chile paralyse ports ahead of broader nationwide strike

PortandTerminal.com, November 27, 2019 Dockworkers are on strike in Chile as nationwide mass protests against inequality and social conditions enter their sixth week. Ports are feeling the pinch. ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE – Members of the Chilean Dockworkers Union began a 48-hour strike on Monday morning, paralysing operations at 24 ports up and down the country’s 6,435km (4,000-mile) Pacific coastline. Education, health, transport, public sector and …

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ANARCHY IN CHILE: “Ports are paralysed from Arica to Punta Arenas”. 24 dead.

PortandTerminal.com, November 15, 2019 SANTIAGO, CHILE – Chile has been gripped by protests against high living costs and inequality for weeks now. The protests have grown increasingly violent. At least 24 people have been killed, 2,000 have been injured and more than 5,000 have been arrested in the worst unrest to hit the country in decades. Chilean protestor hit by water cannon. …

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Suicide at sea puts ship in grave danger

PortandTerminal.com, July 8, 2019 Captain commits suicide. Ro-Ro cargo ferry aground, breached, passengers and crew evacuated SANTIAGO – The Chile-flagged RoRo Cargo Ship, COYHAIQUE had to evacuate its passengers after running aground during the early morning hours of July the 3rd. According to the Prosecutor at Puerto Aysen, who launched the initial investigation into the incident, the Captain committed suicide. …

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Port purchase in Chile: DP World expands its global footprint

Dubai-based port operator DP World says it will buy a 71.3% stake in Chile’s Puertos y Logistica SA, a port services firm in the South American nation. Peter Stewart, PortandTerminal.com, January 10, 2019 Santiago, Chile (January 14, 2019) – Dubai terminal operator DP World is buying a Chilean port operator, further bolstering its global footprint. DP World is acquiring a …

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