Highlighted the crisis of port industry as a result of the static of the foreign trade and therefore of the containers movement, warning about the oversizing of the sector during times of crisis that has led to failures such as Tecplata in Argentina and La Union in El Salvador.
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has signed an agreement to merge the 2M Alliance in April 2017. In this way, HMM will join Maersk and MSC joining their ships to the society. “This could even be the first step to a possible acquisition by Maersk, giving it the opportunity to look closely at HMM”, said Neil Dekker from Drewry to international specialized media.
The truckers strike in Colombia, which has already been more than one month causing serious damage to the country’s economy, must take the countries of the region to reflect urgently on the inconvenience of continue to depend on a single mode of transport.
As of general interest, we transcribe interview of Mundo Maritimo of Chile to Latinports’ executive director, Julian Palacio, following his presentation on the recent Latin American Port Expansion Summit in Lima, Peru, where he explained that “while creating unnecessary port infrastructure, internal transport is neglected”.
While in general the movement of containers in the region tended to the low, Cartagena, with a growth of 16% in the total of container movement and 14% in transhipment, became far port with better performance in container handling in 2015. On the other hand the port of Santos, with 2% growth with respect to 2014, remains that of greater movement of containers in the región, followed by the Panamanian ports of Atlantic and Pacific (Colon and Balboa), and Cartagena who overcame to Manzanillo, Mexico.