The COVID-19 crisis which has been the epicentre of the EU is leading to shipping container shortages and goods, which is expected to worsen as China imposes more restrictions concerning incoming vessels, to boost its coronavirus safety measures.
As APM Terminals Itajaí, Brazil released more than 31,000 vehicles in September, celebrating its first year on ro-ro operations; The terminal achieved a productivity record, unloading 961 vehicles from the American Highway ship at 05.40 on September 7.
Drewry reported that due to the latest disaster at the Brazilian mine, Córrego de Feijão, it is possible that the Capesize demand will be decreased by approximately 35-40 vessels in 2019. In a timeframe of one year, one Capesize vessel transfers two million tonnes of iron ore from Hedland to Qingdao, while the same vessel ships just 0.7 million tonnes in a year from Itaqui to Qingdao.
The Panama Canal signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Brazilian Port of Itaquí, to promote the shipment of grains and other cargoes in the commercial route of northern Brazil to countries located in the Pacific, through the Canal.
On 30 October 2017, the Directorate of Ports and Coasts in Brazil issued amendments regarding vessels laying‐up in Brazilian ports and terminals and provided the requirements for the concession of the Laid‐ Up Vessel Certificate.
The Liberian Registry and the International Chamber of Shipping assisted the holder of a Liberian mortgage to overturn a decision of the Brazilian courts which could have had serious consequences for the international shipping industry.
China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement with TCP Participações, to acquire 90% Stake of the Port of Paranaguá in Brazil, for USD 923 million.
Port of Antwerp, through its subsidiary Port of Antwerp International, will invest 10 million USD in Porto do Açu, a privately owned port complex in São João da Barra, in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro State, in Brazil.
Port of Rotterdam has signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with the State Government of Ceará with the purpose to jointly study a potential cooperation. This may lead to the joint venture Industrial Port Complex of Pecém.
CMA CGM Group will be calling the Port of Santos on February, 6th
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