Nationwide freight strike in Peru puts copper, zinc and lead exporters on alert

A strike by transport workers in Peru has disrupted the movement of metal concentrate between mines and key ports such as Callao, in Lima.

The strike by freight carriers began on Monday February 15, affecting commercial trucking for all products and has emerged due to high fuel and toll costs, among other grievances, according to local media outlet El Comercio.

Peru was the world's top exporter of mined lead and zinc in 2020, and is second only to Chile as the...


Archie Hunter

Ana de Liz

March 19, 2021

17:32 GMT