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Chilean Customs - National Strike May 20th, 2015 - Update

05/22/2015 03:59 pm

 

We have received the following information regarding the Chilean Customs National strike. Please keep in mind this may cause delays in cargo arrival.

Please be advised of the following port status in Chile, regarding the Customs strike started on May 20th, 0:00hrs (LT):

- Arica: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs. There are ethical shifts, though, in order to provide services to import/export operations.

- Iquique: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs, without ethical shifts.

- Tocopilla: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs. There are ethical shifts, though, in order to provide services to import/export operations.

- Mejillones and Antofagasta: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs. There are ethical shifts, though, in order to provide services to import/export operations.

- Caldera and Chañaral: They are working under normal condition.

- Huasco: They are working under normal condition.

- Coquimbo: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs. There are ethical shifts, though, in order to provide services to import/export operations.

- Los Vilos: Port closed due to swell condition. Customs would work under ethical shifts once the next vessel arrives.

- Quintero: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs. There are ethical shifts, though, in order to provide services to import/export operations.

- Valparaíso: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs, without ethical shifts.

- San Antonio: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs. There are ethical shifts, though, in order to provide services to import/export operations. Cargo reception and dispatch almost under normal condition, but Customs offices are without administrative staff in order to do Documents reception.

- Talcahuano: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs. Skeleton staff at Regional Department only. At Terminals Controls, Customs are mostly without ethical shifts.

- Puerto Montt: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs. There are ethical shifts, though, in order to provide services to import/export operations.

- Chacabuco: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs, without ethical shifts.

- Punta Arenas: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs, without ethical shifts.

- Santiago Airport: Customs went on strike on May 20th 0:00hrs. There are ethical shifts only for medicines and perishable products. Passenger Terminals are working normally.

“Ethical shift” term means that Customs would provide skeleton staff in order to allow cargoes to come in/out in port/airport.