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140 dry bulk ships with soybeans hit by strike in Argentina

Striking workers demanding higher wages prevent upwards of 140 dry bulk ships in Argentina from being loaded with soybeans, among other cargoes, for export, reports Reuters.

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A dispute about higher wages has resulted in a comprehensive strike among port workers and port inspectors in Argentina, which prevents upwards of 140 dry bulk ships from being loaded with export goods such as soybeans, reports Reuters.

Argentina is the world's biggest producer of soybeans, which us used as animal fodder and is exported to Europe as well as Southeast Asia, and the commodity is significant source of income for the country.

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