Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry, or SEP, is preparing to launch a new National Plan for Port Logistics, or PNLP, which will outline future growth in the sector up to the year 2042 and underpin investments totaling more than 40 billion reais ($10.77 billion).
18 May 2015
Maersk Line has entered into a vessel sharing agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Co, its 2M alliance partner, and Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) on the Asia to East Coast of South America trade route.
12 May 2015
Sinda-Rio, the ship agents association for Rio de Janeiro, is protesting an effort by a group of port workers to do what they deem unnecessary work that will adds cost to shippers using Brazil’s third busiest port.
11 May 2015
Zim has launched a new service between Asia and South America, soon to be followed by its debut on the Asia-U.S. East Coast route via Suez, as the financially revamped Israeli carrier seeks to expand its cargo base on core trades.
11 May 2015
After more than 18 months of delays, the much heralded first phase of Brazil’s more than Reais 10 billion ($3.36 billion) port concession program received the go-ahead to proceed from the Tribunal de Contas da Uniao.
08 May 2015
The port authority for Santos in Brazil, Codesp, has been given permission to increase rates by a whopping 31.7 percent, and shippers should prepare for the increased costs.
03 May 2015
Alianca Navegacao e Logistica launched a 4,800-TEU, the Bartolomeu Dias, in the Brazilian and South American coastal service and plans to launch a second ship this summer.
30 Apr 2015
A fast-growing terminal operator at the port Rio Grande wants to expand its quay so it can handle three vessels each with capacities of 10,000 twenty-foot equivalent units instead of just two that size.
23 Apr 2015
Thousands of independent Brazilian truckers in Brazil are wracking shippers’ supply chains by holding blockages in five states across the country in protest of what they deem are low wages.
21 Apr 2015
A private sector-led campaign to lobby Brazilian authorities to allow Santos harbor to be deepened to allow the handling of larger ships is gaining momentum.
20 Apr 2015
U.S. containerized exports to the east coast of South America will shrink in 2015 by 2.4 percent from the prior year, thanks to unfavorable exchange rates between the Brazilian real and dollar, and subdued demand from Latin America’s biggest economic engine.