June 9, 2015
By Yasumori Jinno, CargoSmart Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Center
On May 13, over six hundred dockworkers started an
indefinite strike at the APM terminals in Callao, the largest port of Peru. After
three weeks, the strike ended on June 5. The union and terminals reached a
contract agreement with provisions that include improved benefits and
modifications to a system for scheduling shifts.
During the strike, the terminals claimed that labor action caused
minimal impact to port operations, while the union stressed that their actions
imposed a negative effect on container cargo handling.
We monitored the vessel activities at the Port of Callao. As
of Monday, June 8, 00:45 local time, we found that only two container vessels were
located outside the port.
reviewed the vessels’ berth times at Callao in May to determine the impact of
the dockworker strike. To read more analysis about the port’s performance
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