Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of a 23 per cent increase in boat mooring and unmooring tariffs in the Argentinian ports of San Lorenzo, Rosario and San Nicolas from October 1 2012. The inflationary rise is likely to have a great impact over port costs and services nationwide.
Says Francisco Villagran, Regional Operations Manager, South America; “Real inflation levels in Argentina are currently ranging from 20 to 30 per cent which is strongly affecting industry. This significant increase in mooring tariffs at these key ports can only impact port costs nationwide and we expect port services will have to follow shortly.”
ISS Argentina is continuing to monitor events in the country for shipowners and operators and advising clients locally how to minimise the effect to their operations.”
Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 290 proprietary offices in 65 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 700, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.
ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.
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