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Posted September 29, 2014

The mountain pass connecting Chile and Argentina that was closed last week and over the weekend was re-opened today! Good weather conditions are expected to last for the duration of this week, which will hopefully enable the pass to stay open.

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Posted September 24, 2014

Cargo is flowing unhindered today as the mountain pass connecting Chile and Argentina was very recently re-opened.

Additionally, the Argentinean Customs strike that was to begin today and conclude Sunday was suspended until next week. If the workers do not receive a response to their requirements within the week, the strike will take place from Wednesday, October 1st, to Sunday, October 5th.
Again, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have about these developments.

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Posted September 23, 2014

Because of a dock fire that occurred yesterday, many terminals at the Port of Los Angeles closed early last night and have stayed closed today. Currently, only a few terminals at the Port of Long Beach are open – ITS, PCT, and Pier A.

Additionally, being that the wharf is coated with creosote—a tar-based protectant—the danger of hazardous air quality exists. Several area schools have been closed, and residents of San Pedro have been asked to stay inside and refrain from using their air conditioners. Therefore, the availability of longshore labor at affected terminals may also be limited.

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Posted September 23, 2014

The pass connecting Chile and Argentina closed yesterday due to inclement weather. Unfortunately, the bad weather conditions are predicted to remain until this Friday.
Additionally, the Argentinian Customs just announced that they will be conducting a strike beginning tomorrow, September 24th, and concluding Sunday, September 28th. Customs employees are requesting salary increases from the Argentinian government.

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Posted September 19, 2014

The FMC Public Forum took place recently at the Port of Los Angeles.

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