There are good reasons why participants at the 3rd Annual JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston this week are bullish on US Gulf ports: the region’s growth is outpacing other US coasts, Asian import growth is promising, and the potential exists for Gulf ports to funnel a rebound in Latin American trade. Those are three legitimate growth engines and the resin boom has not even begun yet.
North America-South America
North America-South America
News covering shipping trade routes from North America to South America, including analysis, data and articles.
29 Mar 2018
The regional carrier's new service will offer fewer port calls — enabling it to build a larger buffer into its schedule.
14 Feb 2018
US imports from Central America surpassed 1 million TEU for the first time ever in 2017.
29 Dec 2017
Key north-south parties expect the positive trade pattern to continue in the year ahead, but there are challenges that could dent that forecast.
06 Dec 2017
Latin America leads Maersk's trade lanes in terms of capacity following the completion of the Hamburg Süd takeover, but rising demand is making the routes even more competitive.
03 Nov 2017
North Carolina’ port hopes new Central American route will help make up volume loss after collapse of Hanjin Shipping.
24 Oct 2017
The United States is the largest market for Brazilian coffee exports.
06 Sep 2017
Shortline, port operators are owned by the same investment group.
08 Aug 2017
Behind the new services are surging volumes of key commodities.
02 Aug 2017
Seaboard, which specializes in Caribbean, Central America, and South American trades, is Miami’s largest carrier.
22 Aug 2015
Container lines operating between the U.S. East and Gulf coasts and the west coast of South America have announced general rate increases for southbound shipments, despite flat volume through much of the year.
01 Jul 2015
U.S. containerized imports from South America are rising on a double-digit basis while U.S. exports to the region stagnate, a recent trend that is narrowing the trade lane’s north-south imbalance and emboldening carriers to seek higher rates.
24 Jun 2015
Hapag-Lloyd is raising rates on the East Coast of South America to Central and North America trade lane amid a recent shakeup in vessel-sharing agreement.
13 Mar 2015
The usually staid U.S.-South America ocean container trade is undergoing a shakeup, and it starts at the top of the carrier hierarchy.
12 Feb 2015
Brazil will release a National Export Plan early in March and it can’t come fast enough for shippers in the South American country, who were expecting it to launch this month and see it as adding to a weak currency in boosting exports
23 Jan 2015
After five years of strength in the southbound leg, the weakening value of the real is generating strong demand for Brazilian exports.
16 Dec 2014
U.S. containerized exports to most Latin American markets will contract this year, while imports, reflecting the strengthening U.S. economy, will be up.
03 Nov 2014
The much-hyped north-south liner routes aren’t living up to their billing as the future of container shipping in the new low-growth environment that followed the global financial crisis.
20 May 2014
Zim is launching a new U.S. Gulf-Brazil direct service in cooperation with Mediterranean Shipping Co. as part of a streamlined inter-Americas operation.
28 Apr 2014
The opening of the enlarged Panama Canal in 2016 likely will trigger a “massive” surplus of 4,000- to 5,000-TEU container ships, many of which will have to be scrapped regardless of their age, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
25 Apr 2014
Full-year 2013 numbers are in for the U.S. containerized ocean trade, and, as expected, year-over-year growth in imports, exports and total trade was middling.
18 Apr 2014
Roger Guenther, executive director, Port of Houston Authority, discusses trade lane growth, specifically with Asia and South America, the renaissance in the energy sector, and planning for future expansions at the port.
31 Mar 2014
JOC Economist Mario Moreno has lowered his forecasts for the U.S. containerized trade with both coasts of South America.
27 Mar 2014
SeaLand, the newly founded intra-Americas regional carrier of Maersk Group, has announced its executive team.
15 Jan 2014
U.S. trade with Latin America is poised to expand in the coming years, which highlights the need to accelerate port and infrastructure development in the region.
08 Jan 2014
When Maersk Line relaunches the SeaLand brand in the Americas trade next year, it will undoubtedly shake up a north-south trade with some of the fastest-growing markets. This infographic provides a look at the trends in the U.S. trade with the Americas over the last five years.
08 Jan 2014
Maersk Line is reviving the SeaLand name it acquired in 1999 to rebrand the regional intra-Americas services in a new container-shipping company it plans to launch early next year.
06 Jan 2014
Armed with two new container services that launched last year and a new rail ramp opening later this year, Port Everglades is poised for a year of growth in its container throughput.
23 Dec 2013
Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV have much to gain by joining forces, but the German and Chilean ocean carriers will face difficulties striking a financial deal, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
08 Oct 2013
Containerized exports from North America to South and Central America experienced a year-over-year jump of 9.4 percent in July 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. This is the largest increase in this lane since June 2012.
27 Sep 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in October and November.
20 Sep 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in September and October.
10 Sep 2013
Containerized exports from North America to Far East Asia experienced a year-over-year dip of 9.3 percent in June 2013, according to data from Container Trades Statistics Ltd. This is the largest decrease in 2013 so far, and the fourth straight month of declines of exports in this lane.
16 Aug 2013
Major container lines have announced rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in August, September and October.
14 Aug 2013
Maersk Line has revised its South Atlantic Express service.
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