Nine unions representing Argentine port workers have announced a 24-hour strike in protest against the lack of access to coronavirus vaccines. The strike takes place amidst a new coronavirus outbreak in the country, which is a major dry bulk exporter.
Hapag-Lloyd and ONE are conspicuously absent on the digital platform Tradelens even though they announced their involvement two years ago. "We are hopeful that they will be joining very soon," says Head of Tradelens Mike White. A final decision from Hapag-Lloyd is expected before long.
Maersk and IBM's digital venture Tradelens has teamed up with a state-owned Chinese company to commence a roll-out in China and to attract importers and exporters. China is a vital market for the platform, which is expected to deliver revenue growth this year.