Carriers are ready to deploy more mega-ships in the Latin American trades, but ports there may not be prepared to handle them, Juergen Pump, senior vice president of Hamburg Sud North America, told the South Carolina International Trade Conference.
South America Infrastructure News
26 Jun 2013
Paranapanema, a refined copper producer in Brazil, is switching its domestic shipments from trucks to ocean freighters after 15 of its truck loads were hijacked in 2012...
06 Jun 2013
According to a new Rabobank report on agribusiness logistics in Brazil, 2013 is likely to be a “very difficult” year, as a result of pressure on Brazil’s transportation and export system.
08 Apr 2013
Despite Brazil’s predicted record corn and soybean crop this spring, labor regulations and rain delays have slowed both the harvest and movement to port, as well as loading, according to the U.S. Grains Council.
19 Mar 2013
On the vast plains of Brazil’s Matto Grosso, farmers of wheat and soy are enjoying productivity rates that exceed those of their counterparts in the United States. But freight costs in west-central Brazil are also 50 percent higher than on the Great Plains of North America, dramatically undermining Brazil’s productivity advantage.