South America

South America

12 Sep 2014
The Embraport container terminal in Santos this week signed a contract with Antaq, the regulatory body for waterways in Brazil, that gives it the status of a Terminal de Uso Privado, or a TUP or Private Use Terminal, making it exempt from certain labor rules.
05 Aug 2014
CSAV has raised $108 million from its shareholders to enable it to complete the financing for seven container ships under construction and to meet conditions of its planned merger with German container line Hapag-Lloyd.
31 Jul 2014
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. reported a sharp deterioration in its container-shipping financials for its fiscal first quarter ending on June 30th and said that rates during the remainder of its year would not recover to the degree it had projected.
Containerized U.S. imports rose 6.9 percent year-over-year in June.
28 Jul 2014
U.S. containerized imports in June showed substantial year-over-year growth, as labor negotiations on the West Coast seem to have induced an early ocean container shipping peak season.
TNT truck
28 Jul 2014
TNT Express today posted improved second-quarter results, driven by an ongoing restructuring program, cost cuts and a continued recovery at its previously loss-making Brazilian business.
Images for weekly wrap-up
26 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association met for three days this past week without concluding negotiations; at the weekend, the parties announced a week-long recess in the talks. German carrier Hamburg Süd announced plans to acquire the container operations of Chile’s CCNI, in a move resembling the deal between larger competitor Hapag-Lloyd and Chile’s CSAV, and Crowley is reported to be in talks to acquire Horizon Lines’ Puerto Rico assets. Earnings reports by U.S. truckload carriers are pointing to a stronger freight recovery in the United States, though rail service continues to be held back. And on Friday, Anne S. Ferro announced her departure from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after five years leading the agency.
Hamburg Sued ships
25 Jul 2014
Hamburg Süd has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire the container operations of the Valparaiso, Chile-based Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica, or CCNI, by Dec. 31, 2014.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 25
25 Jul 2014
Several container lines have planned general rate increases in multiple trade lanes in August, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
DP World Jebel Ali terminal operation
24 Jul 2014
DP World’s container traffic increased 9.3 percent on a like-for-like basis in the first half of 2014.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 18
18 Jul 2014
Multiple carriers have announced general rate increases on several trade routes to take effect in August.
15 Jul 2014
Due to an error in assigning one carrier’s port calls at Tianjin, China, to the correct terminal, JOC is issuing a revised 2013 Port Productivity Rankings...