Argentina Shipments via Chile: Cross-Andes Trucking Strike
As a health measure, authorities have reinforced border controls and reduced customs staff on the cross-Andes road (connecting shipments from wine regions in and around Mendoza to Chilean ports). Truckers responded to the new policy by initiating a strike yesterday evening (January 18th).
As a result, all road transportation has been blocked between Argentina and Chile. The situation is still fluid, but as of yet there is no official indication on how long the closure will last.
For more information on bookings for pending shipments around this time, please reach out to your Hillebrand representative.