Workers at the Chilean port of Valparaiso have accepted an offer from the operator, The Valparaiso Port Company (EPV), bring an end to a strike that lasted for 35 days.
An agreement was signed between the workers and the Ministry of Labor alongside representatives of both parties last week.
EPV’s offer included a bonus of 750,000 pesos (US$1,100), a gift card of 250,000 pesos (US$360) and a training course worth 400,000 pesos (US$600).
The final stage of talks took place over 12 hours before an agreement was reached.
The paralyzation started on Nov. 16 and resulted in around 90% of fruit shipments being diverted to other ports, such as San Antonio which exported 10-times more fruit compared to the same period last year.
Fedrfruta president Jorge Valenzuela told Fresh Fruit Portal a few days ago that no fruit losses had been reported as all the fruit had been shipped from other ports.