April 10 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a potential general strike in Argentina today from 00:00 to 24:00.

The Union-backed strike will see stoppages in various ports by truck, bus and train drivers, pilot boat masters, linesmen, tug boat operators and stevedores.

The strike is expected to affect all shipping operations in the port of San Lorenzo-Rosario. Particularly affected will be transits at Zona comun and pilot boat operations through Rio de la Plata, and the Parana River.

"During the strike, we expect to see operations at San Lorenzo-Rosario delayed by a day," said Gabriel Curtarelli, general manager of ISS Argentina. "The strike will affect all cargoes destined for the port and ships will be required to remain at anchorage if they have been unable to berth prior to commencement of the strike."

Tug boat operatives and stevedores in the ports of Buenos Aires, Necochea and Bahia Blanca have declared that they will also joint the strike.

ISS will continue to monitor events and the effect of the strike on the country's ports and will post any new updates to the company's websites.