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APM Terminals Callao Expansion Moves Forward

Dec 13, 2023

APM Terminals Callao commenced works on stage 3A of the Multipurpose North Terminal Modernization Project in the Port of Callao this week. The $95 million, 100% private investment, exceeds contractual commitments in the addendum by almost 40%.Works to be carried out during 2024 include the construction of a battery of 12 vertical silos for clean grains. This will increase capacity from 25,000 to 85…

Surging Drug Violence Has Uruguay Clamoring for DEA Help

Feb 19, 2024

Uruguay's main port received two cargo scanners sixteen years ago to detect drugs and other suspicious loads. Unfortunately, during delivery one of them fell into the sea.Since then, cocaine shipments to Europe have surged through the port of Montevideo…

Panama Canal Toll Revenue Shrinking Due to Drought

Jan 17, 2024

The Panama Canal's toll revenues have dipped by about $100 million per month since last October, the canal's administrator said on Wednesday, adding that if the trend continues reduced income from tolls could total some $700 million by around April…

Port of Sudeste to Deploy RightShip's Maritime Emissions Portal

Jan 09, 2024

RightShip announced a partnership with Port of Sudeste, located in Itaguai, Rio de Janeiro, to start utilizing RightShip’s Maritime Emissions Portal (MEP) for the first time in the Latin American region.MEP is a digital solution that combines…

Panama Canal Reports No Traffic Increase Amid Red Sea Attacks

Dec 21, 2023

The Panama Canal Authority said on Thursday it has not seen a notable traffic increase due to the situation in the Red Sea, where attacks by Yemen's Houthi group are forcing vessels to divert or switch their transponders off.The hostilities…

Konecranes Delivers Cranes and Forklifts to Brazil's Port of Santos

Dec 13, 2023

Konecranes delivered seven forklifts and two gantry cranes to Eldorado Brasil’s new cellulose terminal in Port of Santos in Q3 2023, completing an order that also involved joint planning and consulting on the layout of the terminal to ensure…

US LNG Exports Through Panama Canal Shrink, Asia-Europe Spreads Widen

Dec 08, 2023

The number of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels transiting the Panama Canal to Asia halved in November compared with a year ago as Asia prices for the gas this week traded at their steepest premium to European prices in nearly two years…

Konecranes Delivers Cranes for Brazilian Port Expansion Project

Nov 15, 2023

In August 2023, CMA TERMINALS Fortaleza received delivery of two Generation 6 ESP.8 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes for its terminal in northeastern Brazil. The cranes will be used to build local container handling operations as part of the first stage of a port expansion project…

In Brazil's Amazon, Cargill Grains Ports Meet Local Resistance

Nov 06, 2023

For centuries, riverside communities, including the 'quilombola' descendants of enslaved Africans who escaped from plantations and ranches, have shared Xingu Island in Brazil's Amazon Basin.Its inhabitants live in brightly painted wooden houses…

Panama Canal to Slash Booking Slots Due to Drought

Oct 31, 2023

Daily ship crossings on the Panama Canal, one of the world's main maritime trade routes, will be further reduced over the coming months due to a severe drought, the authorities managing the canal said late on Monday.Booking slots will be cut to 25 per day between November 3 to November 6…

Fire-hit Paranagua Port Berth to Resume Ops Nov. 4

Oct 31, 2023

Shipping agent Cargonave said on Tuesday Berth 201 on the West Corridor of Brazil's port of Paranagua would tentatively resume operations on Saturday, according to a note to clients based on information it said it received from the local port authority…

Crowley to Launch LNG Bunkering at Panama Canal's Pacific Side

Oct 24, 2023

Shipping and energy logistics company Crowley said Tuesday it is proceeding with plans to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, under the first permit issued by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) for the provision of such services…

It's Crunch Time for Brazilian Ports

Oct 19, 2023

Brazil’s commodities export hubs are strained with record volumes of soy, corn and sugar to be moved at a time of the year when rains start to increase in southern ports, according to traders, analysts and shipping data.Exporters are reporting…

Amazon River Port Water Levels Drop to 121-year Record Low

Oct 16, 2023

The water level at a major river port in Brazil's Amazon rainforest hit its lowest point in at least 121 years on Monday, as a historic drought upends the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and damages the jungle ecosystem.Rapidly drying…

Vessels Run Aground in the Rivers of the Drought-hit Amazon Region

Oct 11, 2023

A barge carrying three trucks and 2,000 empty cooking gas cylinders lies stranded on the vast sand banks of a diminished Rio Negro river after running aground last month, highlighting the plight of river transport in the Amazon region hit by severe drought…

Logistics News

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

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