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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

South America News

China OKs Maersk Hamburg Süd Deal

Image: Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd Deal

The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in China approved Danish shipping giant Maersk Line’s proposed acquisition of Hamburg Süd, reported Reuters. Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company, will pay 3.7 billion euros ($4.3 billion) to buy German rival Hamburg Sud. However, China has put in place restrictions on Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line’s use of vessel-sharing agreements (VSA). The ministry, in a statement, said the company could not enter a new ship sharing alliance on Far East-South America routes in the five years after the deal.

Boston Carriers Completes Contract of MV Nikiforos

Photo: Boston Carriers Inc

Boston Carriers announces that on October 2017, Nikiforos completed a spot voyage contract to transport approximately 33,000 tons of dry bulk cargo from South America to the Middle East. The contract contributed approximately 1,283,000 USD in the revenues of the Company. Nikiforos has transported approximately 183,000 tons of dry bulk cargo from the beginning of the year and until the date of completion of this voyage and has produced operating revenues of approximately 3,2 million usd compared to approximately 2,1 million usd for the year ended in December 31 2016. Boston Carriers Inc.

US Navy Assists in Hunt for Lost Argentina Sub

Photo: United States Navy

The U.S. Navy has ordered its Undersea Rescue Command (URC) based in San Diego to deploy to Argentina Nov. 18, to support the South American nation's ongoing search for the Argentinean Navy submarine A.R.A. San Juan in the Southern Atlantic. URC is deploying two independent rescue assets based on a number of factors, including the varying depth of ocean waters near South America's southeastern coast and the differing safe operating depths of the two rescue systems. Three U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III and one U.S.

Evergreen Enters Slot-Charter Agreement with Hanjin

Evergreen Marine Corporation has entered a slot-charter agreement with Hanjin Shipping Company on the trade lane between the East Coasts of North and South America and another encompassing Asia, South Africa and South America. The US/South America service encompasses the ports of New York, Norfolk, Savannah and, in South America, Rio Grande, Itajai and Santos, all in Brazil. 25 from Rio Grande. The second service, known as ESA, will call on the ports of Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore in Asia; Durban and Capetown in South Africa and Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Santos in South America. The weekly service commences with the sailing of the M/V Ever General from Shanghai, estimated on July 30, 2006.

Evergreen, Hanjin Enter Slot-Charter Agreement

Evergreen Marine Corporation has entered into a slot-charter agreement with Hanjin Shipping Company on the trade lane between the East Coasts of North and South America and another encompassing Asia, South Africa and South America. The US/South America service encompasses the ports of New York, Norfolk, Savannah and, in South America, Rio Grande, Itajai and Santos, all in Brazil. The trade route is know as the ECAS service and commenced with a northbound voyage by YM Santos, which has an estimated departure date of July 25 from Rio Grande. The second service, known as ESA, calls at the ports of Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore in Asia; Durban and Capetown in South Africa and Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Santos in South America.

UASC Expands in South America

Extension of relationship with local agency partner, Ultramar, marks next phase of UASC’s growing presence in South America

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, has today appointed The Ultramar Group as its local liner shipping agency partner in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. This appointment is the latest milestone in UASC’s expanding presence in South America and will be instrumental to UASC’s growth plans. Ultramar has a long-standing, successful history in South America providing agency, ports and logistics services in 16 countries and covering all the main ports.

MOL Debuts New Service Route

MOL (America) Inc. announced the expansion of its Americas service profile. In May 2004, MOL will be adding a new service, the Americas Container Express (ACE), which will call the U.S. East Coast, Northern Caribbean, and the East Coast of South America. MOL has operated an extensive, South America service network for nearly 90 years. However, this is the first time the company has offered a direct service link between the East Coasts of North and South America.

Cruise Line Offers South America Program

Holland America Line offers extensive South America cruise program this year, next. Guests looking for vibrant ports of call, historical adventures and an extreme range of climates can chart a southerly course to South America aboard three Holland America Line ships come fall 2012. ms Veendam, ms Maasdam and ms Prinsendam head to South America on a series of cruise expeditions featuring exceptional scenic cruising around the continent. The popular itineraries range from 13 to 68 days and include a new 49-day extended, port-intensive Amazon and Carnival Voyage aboard Maasdam in early 2013. A 23-day Amazon Explorer Cruise in November…

Maersk Line's Improves Asia-West Coast South America network

Dean Rodin, Maersk Line Head of Latin America & Oceania.  Photo: Maersk Line A/S Video

Maersk Line's new and improved Asia-West Coast South America network gives an optimised service to Chile and Peru with faster transit times and direct connections. It also offers a new service with fast and direct connection to South Asia, the company said in its press release. Dean Rodin, Maersk Line Head of Latin America & Oceania trades introduced the improve AC network, between Asia and West Coast South America in a video supplied by the company. Maersk Line gives faster, more consistent services that bring Asia and West Coast South America closer together.

Maersk Announces New South Pacific Express

Map: Maersk

Maersk Line is launching a new ‘South Pacific Express’ service between Oceania and the West Coast of South America. "We are pleased to launch our new weekly ‘South Pacific Express’ service between Oceania and the West Coast of South America. Starting from July 2016, Australian and Kiwi exporters can enjoy all the benefits of a market exclusive gateway to a number of strategic ports in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico," says a statement from the company. With unmatched transit times…

MOL Reshuffles US Route, Inks Car Transport Deal

At the ceremony marking the first shipment. First from right MOL Managing Executive Officer Naotoshi Omoto Photo MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has won a contract to transport vehicles manufactured at Toyota Argentina S.A. to ports on West Coast South America and West Coast Central America. Vehicles produced at Zarate plant to be exported to the majority of the Latin American Region and this is also an economically important project backed by the Argentine government. MOL is supporting the initiative by providing reliable, efficient ocean transport service. With the acquisition of this new contract, MOL has restructured the existing U.S.

UASC Expands Further in S.America

Photo: UASC

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announced the opening of a new joint-venture agency in Uruguay and participation in this year’s Intermodal South America exhibition, opening today in São Paulo and running until 7th April. These initiatives are part of the carrier’s ambitious growth plans and customer-focused strategy, and highlight the importance of the South American market for UASC. Following several initiatives including significant investment in new reefer units and a cooperation agreement with Hamburg Süd opening up new services to East Coast South America…

Triton Offers New South American Service

Triton Overseas Transport, a NVOCC and provider of international freight services, said it has recently launched services to and from South America. Less than a month underway, the new South America services connect to Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santos, Brazil; Valparaiso, Chile; and Callao, Peru via the Port of Houston. On-carriage transportation throughout each South American country is available. Triton’s new services to and from South America via the Port of Houston strengthen the company’s mission to offer fast transit times, enhanced service and competitive rates to its international customer base. Servicing the expansive North American region from the Mississippi River to the west coast…

WSS Expands in South America

(Photo: WSS)

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) annonced plans to expand in South America to serve the growing cruise and offshore sectors. Prior to this month’s Cruise Shipping Miami, Area Director Henrique Schlaepfer said: “South America continues to be an area of concentrated investment for WSS. Over the last year we have put in place a new management team with responsibility for almost 200 employees, operating in key positions in Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Argentina”. In sharp contrast to its presence within the region less than four years ago…

Hamburg Süd Launches New International Service

Hamburg Süd will offer a new service from South Africa to Argentina and Brazil (SABR Service) in cooperation with Nile Dutch. The new fixed-day fortnightly service will provide shippers with a regular and reliable westbound link from South Africa to South America with connections to Europe and North America. The new service rotation will be: Durban – Port Elizabeth – Buenos Aires – Rio Grande – Itajai – Santos – Rio de Janeiro. Further destinations in South America, North America and Europe will be offered in transhipment. The first westbound call at Durban will be with Buxfavourite on July 21, 2013. In the opposite direction to the…

Four Holland America Ships to Sail SA Cruise Season

ms Statendam (Photo: Holland America Line)

From fall 2014 through spring 2015, Holland America Line will offer South America deployment with four ships positioned in the region. The line's ms Statendam, ms Maasdam, ms Prinsendam and ms Zaandam will sail 20 voyages around the continent ranging in length from 14-68 days. With departures from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; San Diego, Calif.; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as sailings originating within South America, the four ships will explore more than 50 exotic and remote ports…

CMA CGM Services to Asia and Mexico, Central America & WCSA

Photo: CMA CGM

In a continued effort to provide our customers with reliable and efficient services from Asia to Latin America, CMA CGM wishes to inform about the improvement of ACSA services linking Asia to Mexico, Central America and West Coast South America. Port coverage will increase and will be improved with: Pusan EB call, Balboa EB and Coronel on ACSA 2. CMA CGM will keep providing the most efficient services to link Asia to West Coast Latin America and Caribbean: 4 unique direct services from Asia to Mexico…

"Monte" Class Ship Christened in Hong Kong

Monte Aconcagua, the last of a series of ten of Hamburg Süd's 5,552 TEU "Monte" class, was christened May 29, 2009 in . The container ship's sponsor was Luise Klus, daughter of Dr Ingeborg von Schubert, Chairlwoman of the Advisory Board of the Gundlach Group, . Following the naming ceremony, the "Monte Aconcagua" was phased into Hamburg Süd's - South Africa/South America East Coast Service (New Good Hope Express). In addition, Hamburg Süd will be adding three additional "" class vessels to its fleet until the end of the year.

Crowley Announces Restructuring

Crowley Maritime Corp. is planning a significant strategic restructuring that will result in a more decentralized ocean cargo transportation company once the sale of its South America liner services to Hamburg Sud is complete. Having completed this assignment, P. Elliott Burnside will leave the position of president of Crowley American Transport to establish his own industry consulting service, which Crowley will utilize. The company will not replace Burnside and will instead restructure its liner services into two major business units. Puerto Rico and Caribbean Liner services will be led by John Douglass, vice president and general manager…

Crowley Restructuring Announced

Crowley Maritime Corp. is planning a significant strategic restructuring that will result in a more decentralized ocean cargo transportation company once the sale of its South America liner services to Hamburg Sud is complete. Having completed this assignment, P. Elliott Burnside will leave the position of president of Crowley American Transport to establish his own industry consulting service, which Crowley will utilize. The company will not replace Burnside and will instead restructure its liner services into two major business units. Puerto Rico and Caribbean Liner services will be led by John Douglass, vice president and general manager…

CMA CGM, Hamburg Sud Launch Americas Service

Map: CMA CGM

French container shipping company CMA CGM announced the launch of its new service between the west coast of the United States, Central America and South America, to be operated in collaboration with the German shipping company Hamburg Sud. Starting May 24, CMA CGM will offer a weekly service with coverage to/from the west coast of the United States, Central America and South America, enabling the agri-food industry in Central and South America to export to North American markets.

New Container Service from New Orleans to S. America

4,298-TEU capacity CMA CGM Jamaica (Photo: Port of New Orleans)

The world’s third largest container shipping company initiated a new direct service from the Port of New Orleans to the west coast of South America this week. Marseille, France-based CMA CGM launched its Med Americas service with the arrival over the weekend of the container ship Pomerenia Sky at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. The new service is wholly-operated by CMA CGM vessels and will offer weekly and direct service to San Antonio, Chile; Callao, Peru; and Buenaventura, Columbia.

Crowley Concludes Sale of S. America Services

Crowley Maritime Corporation last week concluded the sale of its South America liner services to Hamburg Sud. Crowley's business activities in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Colombia and Venezuela are now officially being operated under the name Crowley Liner Services, Inc. All other South America services previously owned by Crowley are now officially under the control of Hamburg Sud, which is operating the services under the name Crowley American Transport.

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