As part of our commitment to provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant information on the logistics industry, we share our Market Update on the Latin American market.

You will find information and interesting data on the update of the state of the ports, the most important transport routes and relevant news.

We hope you'll find the following information helpful, as well as inspiring to boost your business and keep your cargo moving.

Major Trade Lane Market Overview

East Coast South America to Asia

Embargo due to Mad Cow disease was lifted at the end of March, and the protein market is already showing up. Avian flu keeps being a concern for shipments out of the plate. The last avian flu case was noticed last week of April. In order to return the exports, it’s necessary 30 days without any new cases. Meaning that if no new case is detected on the upcoming weeks, we might have exports returning end of May.

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Port Status:

We anticipate generally stable waiting times for ports in North and Latin America. However, there are a few exceptions: we predict waiting times of 24 hours at Paranagua and Itapoa due to lineup congestions, and a waiting time of 2 days at Oakland. For all other terminals, we don't expect the waiting time to exceed 1 day.

In Australia and New Zealand, waiting times vary depending on the port and vessel arrival time, with most ports having waiting times of 0-1 day.

The waiting times at the Asian ports vary, with Busan new terminal having an average waiting time of 2.5 days, Ningbo Beilun Container Terminal Phase 4 having an average waiting time of 1.5 days, and the other ports having an average waiting time of 0.5-1 day or less.

In South Europe it is noted that Italian terminals will be affected by a 24-hour General UBS strike on May 26th, and the impact of the strike is yet to be monitored.

In North Europe currently, there are no major disruptions or significant waiting times reported for ports.

Vessel Arrival Waiting Time Indicator

Less than 1 day 1 – 3 days 4 – 7 days More than 7 days
Latin America
Less than 1 day
Santos, Paranagua, Itapoá, Salvador, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Manaus, Suape, Pecem, Rio Janeiro, Imbituba, Sepetiba, Itajai, Navegantes, Rio Grande, Zarate, Rosario, Mar del Plata, Bahia Blanca, San Antonio Este, Puerto Madryn, Puerto Deseado, Ushuaia, Vitoria, Buenaventura, Santa Marta, Turbo, Moin, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Lazaro Cardenas, Manzanillo-MX, Veracruz, Altamira, Progreso, Guayaquil, Puerto Bolivar, Callao, Pisco, Arica, Iquique, Mejillones, Antofagasta, Valparaiso, San Antonio, San Vicente.
1 – 3 days
4 – 7 days
More than 7 days
Rest of the world
Less than 1 day
Montreal, Halifax, Newark, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Wilmington, Jacksonville, Port Everglades, Charleston, North Charleston, Savannah, Miami, Houston, Mobile, Tampa, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Seattle, Prince Rupert, Dutch Harbor, Kodiak, North Europe.
1 – 3 days
Baltimore, Freeport, New Orleans, Oakland, Vancouver, Busan, Ningbo, Italian Ports
4 – 7 days
More than 7 days

(*) - cargo connections can be impacted considering the delays reported

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