Due to the strike of carriers, tons of lemons are discarded

The lack of diesel continues to generate various complications in the production and distribution of raw materials and merchandise, and this Thursday, the Association of Freight Carriers of Tucumán (ATCT), announced that it will “flexible” the protest, although they will maintain the cessation of activities .

The measure that takes three consecutive days in northern Argentina, they estimate, will generate losses from the lemon harvest and the sugar harvest, two key factors in the regional economy of the NOA and NEA.

This relaxation of the cuts has the objective that the sugar mills can resume the sugar harvest and thus be able to move the production, informed Ambit.

On the other hand, in the province of Corrientes, they estimate that the lack of diesel supply could generate a loss in the lemon harvest of 25,000 tonsaccording to estimates from the Bella Vista Citrus Growers Association.


The Tucumán transportation strike caused around 45,000 workers to be out of business, since 13 sugar mills were left idle. The lemon and cereal harvests were also affected, because the trucks cannot reach the silos that are located in eastern Tucuman.

Only private cars, buses, ambulances and tank trucks pass through the places of concentration of carriers. Any mobile with charge is stopped.

The protest began in Tucumán on Tuesday, and other provinces joined, where there were protests and some roadblocks. Claims were seen on routes and centers in Río Negro, Neuquén, Santiago del Estero, Corrientes, Misiones, Entre Ríos, Córdoba, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires, organized by Transportistas Unidos de la Argentina (TUDA), Autoconvocados Unidos, and the Unified Union. of Port Administration Workers (SUTAP).

At the same time, in Corrientes, in the so-called Paraná basin, particularly in the department of Bella Vista. Some 4,500 hectares of citrus plantations there saw the harvest affected, as some growers began to discard the fruit. In this area, 90% of the production is lemon and at this time it is harvested for industry.

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