Maersk container ship. (Photo: Empresa Portuaria San Antonio)
The Danish company Maersk warned Chilean authorities that the port stoppage might have a serious impact on the economy and the country's image in the world.
By April 2013, the most important global shipping firm and other global companies sent a letter to the Chilean Executive expressing their concern over the port sector strike occurred at that time.
According to Maersk Chile’s business and marketing manager, Francisco Ulloa, “the commercial consequences can be very hard for Chile, because there have been two strikes in a year."
"Chile is in a very competitive global market. Peru has grown every year about 6 per cent, with an expanding agriculture, therefore our own neighbours are our competition and they have port stability, which is vital for international trade,"...