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Brazil heralds nearly $2 billion in ag export contracts

From the Journal of Commerce:

Amid shaky Brazilian business confidence, the country’s agriculture and livestock minister is trumpeting the near completion of dozens of contracts worth nearly $2 billion with importers in 14 countries.

Roughly $800 million of the contracts will be for 190,000 metric tons of beef, equating to about 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units. […]

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Hapag-Lloyd expands South American reefer container fleet

Hapag-Lloyd has ordered 6,000 reefer containers to boost its share of the growing traffic on the South American trades.

The German carrier said it has invested a double-digit sum in the containers, which have a capacity of 12,000 twenty-foot equivalent units, and will be gradually integrated into its fleet starting in the coming weeks.

Around […]

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Container lines losing cargo to specialized reefer ships amid slump in bunker prices

Containerisation of perishable cargoes seems to have hit a snag – at least temporarily – as the slump in bunker prices makes conventional reefer ships more competitive again.

According to shipbrokers, a number of freight programes by fruit shippers has been moved back from container lines to specialised reefers in the early stages of the […]

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DP World Invests in London Gateway

DP World London Gateway has a weekly call by the Southern Africa Europe Container service operated by MOL, Maersk, Safmarine and DAL.

Starting in May, Hamburg-Sud and Hapag-Lloyd will operate the South America East Coast service, a South America West Coast, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand service and a North America West Coast, India, Pakistan […]

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Assault on Peru port unionist

SUTRAMPORPC General Secretary Wilmer Esteves Morales

A vicious assault against a dockers’ unionist in Peru has been perpetrated less than two weeks after an employer promise ended 20 days of strike action in a Peruvian port.

The attack against Wilmer Esteves Morales , general secretary of the Sindicato Único de Trabajadores Marítimos y Portuarios […]

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