South America News


Brazil, Paraguay Clash with Argentina Over Grains Waterway Tolls

Sep 11, 2023

Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay have urged Argentina to stop applying tolls for ships and barges carrying grains and other exports, saying it restricts navigation on a key river channel.The four countries issued a joint statement late…

Panama Canal Water Levels at Historic Lows, Restrictions to Remain

Sep 06, 2023

The Panama Canal's water levels have not recovered enough as the end of the rainy season approaches and limits on daily transit and vessel draft will stay in place for the rest of the year and throughout 2024, the waterway's authority said on Tuesday…

Panama Canal Water Levels Likely to Remain Exceptionally Low for Months

Sep 01, 2023

Water levels in the Panama Canal are likely to remain exceptionally low for months despite forecasted short-term improvements, meaning no end in sight to the prolonged disruptions hampering vessels transiting the vital shipping artery.The Panama…

Intermarine and Jumbo-SAL-Alliance Set Up Hub in Chile

Sep 01, 2023

Multipurpose carrier Intermarine and sister company Jumbo-SAL-Alliance (JSA) expand their presence in South America, opening a new office in Santiago.Intermarine and Jumbo-SAL-Alliance are joining Intermarine’s long-time agent, Marval, to form the new subsidiary JSA-Intermarine Chile…

Wellard Highlights Changing Livestock Trade

Aug 30, 2023

Australian livestock exporter Wellard has released its annual report and financial year 2023 financial results noting changes in trade patterns.Wellard’s financial results in FY2023 were significantly impacted by continued depressed live cattle…

TCP Receives New Service Connecting Europe and the Mediterranean to Brazil

Aug 15, 2023

Starting in September, the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP) will receive a new maritime service in partnership with COSCO Shipping Lines/OOCL and Ocean Network Express (ONE). The service is branded respectively as: East Coast South America-Europe 2 (ESE2)…

Cargill Brazil Executive Urges Sector to Keep Investing in Logistics

Aug 07, 2023

Paulo Sousa, the president of Cargill's unit in Brazil, said companies should continue making investments in logistics to help Brazil, the world's largest exporter of commodities like soybeans, coffee and sugar, to store and move its agricultural products more efficiently…

Argentina Grain Inspectors End Strike After Government Order

Jul 31, 2023

Grain inspectors returned to their posts after midday Monday following a short-lived strike, the local chamber of Port and Maritime Activities (CAPyM) said.The workers, who began a strike Monday morning in a bid to push for higher wages, returned…

Drought-hit Panama Canal Restricts Daily Crossings in Water-saving Move

Jul 25, 2023

The Panama Canal will extend restrictions on ships' maximum depth, it said on Tuesday, and it has limited average crossings at one of the world's busiest trade passages to just 32 ships a day as a prolonged drought continues.The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will maintain a depth limit of 44 feet…

Panama Canal Postpones Depth Restrictions after Much-needed Rain

Jun 26, 2023

The Panama Canal will postpone depth restrictions that were set to affect the largest ships crossing the key waterway, the canal authority said, after much-needed rain provided relief to the strained maritime passage.A series of measures were…

APM Terminals to Invest $1 Billion in Brazilian Terminals by 2026

May 15, 2023

Maersk's APM Terminals has pledged a €962 million (US$1 billion) investment in its Brazilian operations up to 2026.This figure includes a €296 million of a total €483 million investment exclusively for the Phase One development of a new terminal in Suape…

Konecranes Delivers Diesel-electric RTGs to PSA Panama

Apr 20, 2023

Konecranes announced it has delivered three rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes to PSA Panama.The RTG cranes will strengthen the terminal’s container handling equipment fleet, now comprising 12 RTGs and 12 rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes which handle the terminal’s increasing container traffic…

Argentina Grains Inspectors Strike Halts Shipments at Rosario Ports

Apr 17, 2023

Argentina grains inspectors have launched a 24-hour strike that is halting shipments at key river ports in farm transport hub Rosario, the ports chamber CAPyM said on Monday.The strike by the Urgara grains inspectors union is linked to conflicts…

Bunge Port Deal in Southern Brazil Ends, Opening Door to Rivals

Apr 13, 2023

The end of a contract between a Bunge agent and a state-run port company in southern Brazil could make room for rivals interested in the public grains terminal, documents and court filings showed.The contract between Bunge port agent Litoral…

Rosario Ports Operating Normally Despite Strike

Mar 30, 2023

Argentina's Rosario agro-port hub terminals were operating normally on Thursday in the midst of a strike by the Urgara grain receivers union aimed at storage centers, the country's Chamber of Port and Maritime Activities (CAPyM) said.'The ports are not affected…

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