U.S. containerized imports from South America are rising on a double-digit basis while U.S. exports to the region stagnate, a recent trend that is narrowing the trade lane’s north-south imbalance and emboldening carriers to seek higher rates.
North America-South America
24 Jun 2015
Hapag-Lloyd is raising rates on the East Coast of South America to Central and North America trade lane amid a recent shakeup in vessel-sharing agreement.
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.
12 Feb 2015
Brazil will release a National Export Plan early in March and it can’t come fast enough for shippers in the South American country, who were expecting it to launch this month and see it as adding to a weak currency in boosting exports
23 Jan 2015
After five years of strength in the southbound leg, the weakening value of the real is generating strong demand for Brazilian exports.
16 Dec 2014
U.S. containerized exports to most Latin American markets will contract this year, while imports, reflecting the strengthening U.S. economy, will be up.
03 Nov 2014
The much-hyped north-south liner routes aren’t living up to their billing as the future of container shipping in the new low-growth environment that followed the global financial crisis.