South America

07 Dec 2016
Maersk Line’s acquisition of Hamburg Sud will likely force it to sell its Brazilian flag operation Mercosul Line, which could open the door to CMA CGM or Mediterranean Shipping Co. to enter the closed Brazilian coastal shipping market.
The terminals overseen by the Itajai Port Authority, pictured, are in desperate need of emergency dredging that was promised by the government but has failed to materialize.
19 Jul 2016
Shippers using the container terminals overseen by the Itajai Port Authority are livid with the government of Brazil.
14 Jul 2016
Santos dockworkers and port operators are continuing talks on staffing, with further strike action on the agenda.
Shipping on the spot market from Asia to ports on the east coast of South America, such as Santos, Brazil, pictured, has become more expensive as liner capacity discipline has led to sustainable freight rate gains.
11 Jul 2016
Spot freight rates on the Asia-east coast South America trade are “going through the roof.”
05 Jul 2016
The introduction of cross docking at Tecon Santos will create savings for shippers using the terminal.
04 Jul 2016
With next month’s summer Olympics a disaster long before the torch is lit, and with political and economic upheaval swirling, South America’s biggest economy is in the midst of one of its deepest recessions.
01 Jul 2016
Shippers using South America's busiest containe port dodged two bullets.
01 Jul 2016
A new market friendly government in Brazil is keen to get U.S. investment for infrastructure.
22 Jun 2016
Mega-ships are finding their way into the Asia-Africa and Asia-South America trades.
21 Jun 2016
Container lines are playing down skyrocketing spot rates between the east coast of South America and Asia.
17 Jun 2016
More draft restriction due to a lack of dredging is preventing three marine terminals at the Brazilian port of Santos from handling fully loaded 9,000-TEU ships.