Argentina Cross-Andes Transport Closed due to Trucker Strike Actions

The road connecting Mendoza to Chilean ports (Valparaiso and San Antonio) has been blocked due to trucker strike action.  The protest is not associated with the large trucker unions and it’s not clear on how negotiations will be handled.  This will delay scheduled sailings of orders via Chilean ports as well as empty container positioning from Chilean ports into the region. 

Please also note that winter restriction hours are now in effect (limiting the hours of operation of the pass) and prepare for additional weather delays in the next few months.  We encourage you to adjust lead times, protect temperature sensitive cargo with Hillebrand insulation, or consider alternative routing options via Buenos Aires. 

For any questions on pending shipments, please reach out to your Hillebrand representative or import customer service at +1 732 388 0101.  You can also view shipment status and enable notification alerts on to keep on top of on estimated departure / arrival dates.