“Guarded optimism” is the phrase Poulos used to describe his attitude toward any long-lasting effect of Chile’s port strikes on business. But he said that anytime the industry makes headlines for the wrong reasons, it can influence people’s perceptions.
“No news is good news.”
Honigberg was hopeful that the strike’s resolution solved problems that have been simmering for a long time, holding out the promised of long-term stability.
But she said it was too soon to tell what affect the strike could have on Chile’s partners in other countries.
“We’re going to have to see how customers, particularly retailers, react — in the U.S. and worldwide.”