BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Trucking activity has rebounded in Argentina following a strike last week, Reuters reported, citing transport data and port sources.
Truckers agreed to end the strike, which had dropped the number of trucks arriving at port to nearly zero in the middle of the soy and corn harvest.
AgroEntregas said on April 18 that 4,295 grain trucks had arrived at port terminals. Trucks are used to bring grains from the farm belt to river and sea ports for export.
“The flow of trucks is back to normal,” Guillermo Wade, head of the Chamber of Port and Maritime Activities, told Reuters.
The truck owners were demanding an increase in freight rates to offset rising fuel prices. Exporters had said an increase in rates could paralyze grain exports once stockpiles had run dry.
According to the Buenos Aires grains exchange, farmers have harvested some 14.4% of the soybean planted area and 19.4% of the area planted with corn, Reuters said.