Flights at Carrasco Airport are in danger due to fuel shortages

Flights at Carrasco Airport are in danger due to fuel shortages

The union dispute over the decision to ancap to incorporate a private partner to the portland production business returned to gain strength in the last hours.

The Fancap union has been applying measures for several days that distort the normal dispatch of aerofuels to the distribution plants at the Carrasco airport.

as he learned The Observer, this week only fuel was dispatched three hours per day and for a volume equivalent to 25% of the usual.

At the Carrasco Airport, the service is provided by Ancap and the company Disa. The latter supplies around 80% of the airlines that operate in that terminal area.

The sources consulted by The Observer They indicated that it is close to a “stock break”. They added that if there is no solution, in the next few hours the airlines will have to be notified of the impossibility of supplying them, to the extent that reserves are not sufficient to cover operating needs.

The situation can complicate the operation in the middle of the July holidays. “There is a risk of supply to the aircraft that are going to leave. Probably Friday or Saturday there will already be problems, and therefore (the measures) affect many citizens who have their vacation trip planned,” said the Minister of Industry and Energy, Omar Paganini, on Thursday.

At this time there are contacts at the level of the Executive Power, and also between Ancap and the union on this issue. “The issue is seriously complicated,” said a source in the sector consulted by The Observer.

With the incorporation of a private partner (defined this month) Ancap aims to “reverse the deficit economic situation” that this production area of ​​the company has had for 20 years, and also to make the investments required to restore competitiveness in the National market”.

He sFancap’s indicator opposes this strategy and wants Ancap to cancel the call for bids. One of his central proposals is because the State complete the investment for the installation of a third kiln in Paysandú, which would reduce costs in order to be competitive at a national and regional level, as has been expressed on different occasions.

In addition, it is stated that since the State is the main consumer of cement in the country, and in turn is a producer, it must take advantage of this situation to cover the needs in terms of housing, roads and infrastructure.

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