Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of a new wave of strike action by immigration officers in Manaus and Amazonas which could impact the start of the cruise season in Brazil.
The official strike by immigration officers follows a break up in salary negotiations with the government and is considered a strategic move before the cruise season commences next month. During the new strike, immigration officers will only work daily between 08.30am and 11.00am and will not attend ship or airport clearances.
Says Francisco Villagrán, Regional Operations Manager – South America: “If the strike action does continue into October the cruise sector will be strongly affected. Amazonas is one of the principal cruise destinations in the region.”
ISS Brazil will continue to monitor developments and keep clients advised accordingly. Updates will be posted on the ISS website www.iss-shipping.com
Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 293 proprietary offices in 67 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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