Maersk Container Overbookings Delay Brazilian Exports

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters) - Brazilian exporters are facing delays shipping goods transported in containers, including coffee and cotton, due to overbooking, the world’s largest container shipping company, A.P. Moller-Maersk,  said on Monday. In a report on its operations in Brazil, Maersk said exports fell for the second quarter in a row, citing the practice of some … [Read more...]

The Port That Mirrors Brazil’s Promise and Problems

By David Biller and Marie Monteleone (Bloomberg) -- To take the pulse of Brazil, drive an hour from Sao Paulo to the port at Santos, the busiest in Latin America. Curving inland from emerald waters and high-living beachfront condos, the harbor in the five-century old city is home to teeming favelas of huts on stilts, terminals loaded with goods fueling an economic rebound … [Read more...]

Time-Lapse Video: Two Months Aboard MV Mercosul Suape in Brazil

Here is a cool time-lapse video filmed over two months onboard the MV Mercosul Suape, engaged in Brazil domestic shipping from Manaus on the Amazon River to Itaguaí in Rio De Janeiro state. Other port calls in the video include Suape, Santos, Itajaí and Paranaguá, according to the uploader. The 2,478 TEU MV Mercosul Suape is one of … [Read more...]

Brazil Orders Vale’s Tubarão Port Closed Over Environmental Concerns

By Jeb Blount and Marta Nogueira RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Brazil's Vale SA said on Thursday a court ordered the temporary suspension of activities at its Port of Tubarão, halting the world's largest iron ore exporter's ability to ship more than a third of its output because of environmental concerns. As a result of the order, imports and exports at one of Latin … [Read more...]