South America

South America

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.
07 Apr 2015
Shippers moving goods through Santos are grappling with road restrictions around Brazil and South America’s largest port, as firefighters attempt to squelch a fire at a liquid bulk terminal that’s been blazing for more than five days.
05 Apr 2015
Firefighters in Santos, Brazil, are combating a massive fire at the Ultracargo liquid bulk terminal in Alemoa for the fourth straight day, creating a nightmarish Easter holiday for shippers dependent on South America’s largest port.
02 Apr 2015
Dozens of firefighters are combating a massive blaze at a Santos port installation following three explosions at Brazil’s largest container gateway on Friday morning.
Hamburg Sud container ship at Port of Santos
30 Mar 2015
Port of Santos users and operators were hit by a bombshell Friday when an injunction was imposed, halting the port’s much-needed dredging program.
27 Mar 2015
A week after announcing its formation, a new shipper coalition in Shanghai lambasted container lines for focusing on price to the detriment of service.
27 Mar 2015
New depth restrictions on container ships calling at the port of Santos, supported by pilots citing dangers to navigation from shallow channels, is sparking criticism from carriers and terminals affected by the restrictions.
26 Mar 2015
Gulftainer’s goal to triple volume over the decade through aggressive investment came a step closer in 2014 after the terminal operator increased handling 8 percent year-over-year.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks at a ceremony marking port expansion in Rio de Janeiro.
21 Mar 2015
Brazil’s beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff took time off from her political travails last week to inaugurate the first phase of a $557 million expansion at the port of Rio de Janeiro.
16 Mar 2015
After months of petitioning the Brazilian government, Santos Brasil, South America’s biggest container terminal operator, has received a 25-year concession contract extension for its Tecon Santos facility, Edinho Araujo, the head of Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry (SEP), recently said.
13 Mar 2015
The usually staid U.S.-South America ocean container trade is undergoing a shakeup, and it starts at the top of the carrier hierarchy.