Grupo Libra is shuttering its port of Santos subsidiary, operator of the T-35 and T-34 terminals, due to mounting debt and the defection of Cosco and CMA CGM loops to DP World Santos.
Port of Santos
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Union officials are hoping port operators return to the negotiating table, but with little disruption resulting from the strike, it’s unlikely employers will be open to negotiation.
13 Mar 2019
Sources tell JOC.com the strike might be the “final hurrah” for the OGMO dockworker labor pool at Santos, as terminal operators prepare for life without the freelance laborers despite the strike's apparent impact on productivity.
05 Mar 2019
As a strike by freelance longshoremen continues, terminal operators at Brazil's busiest container port fear a repeat of last August, when dockworkers invaded a CMA CGM vessel.
01 Mar 2019
Dockworkers from the OGMO freelance labor pool in Brazil’s busiest container port are protesting the elimination of regulations mandating at least 25 percent of longshore work be performed by OGMO members.
08 Jan 2019
Shippers are concerned that they will pay for service consolidation.
20 Dec 2018
After a damaging truck strike, holiday trade gains are expected to be sub-par — although it is historically a time of demand growth.
10 Dec 2018
Over the weekend, drivers protested at Alemoa, in front of the main road access to the port of Santos, and closed the main highway between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for six hours, backing up truck traffic more than two kilometers (1.24 miles).
12 Nov 2018
What privatization should look like in Brazil and how it should begin is still being debated, however.
23 Sep 2018
Brazil’s weaker currency, an expanding global economy, and enduring international customers should bode well for the port of Santos. But shippers say inefficiency and a lack of renovation are delaying that. Now, a number of shippers’ groups want a different form of port management.
03 Aug 2018
An invaded ship is the latest job action by dockworkers at the port of Santos. They say they extend their existing three-day job action that ends Saturday if Brazil’s government does not agree to their pay/pension demands.
31 Jul 2018
Just when conditions started to return to normal for shippers who use Santos, stevedores Wednesday will implement a three-day strike aimed at securing an agreed-to pay increase.
19 Jul 2018
A deal between the port of Santos and pilots will allow more cargo to enter the port and provide carriers with more operational flexibility.
05 Jul 2018
The suspension decision was implemented after delegates from the National Sindifisco and a politician close to Brazilian President Michel Temer reached an agreement.
08 Jun 2018
The Temer administration’s deal to end the truckers’ strike included minimum freight rates that some shippers argue favored truckers too much.
23 May 2018
Truckers and others are striking because Petrobras, the state-controlled oil company, has gradually increased diesel prices — by more than 40 percent — over six months, at the same time that the Temer administration has substantially hiked fuel taxes.
18 May 2018
One shipping agent based in Santos, who represents a European carrier, said that the Port of Santos has been in “chaotic turmoil for most of this year,” but this week had been “the worst.”
27 Apr 2018
The union has increased it's "all-day strikes" from one day to three days per week, and as a result, up to 4,000 containers are delayed daily, some for up to 21 days.
24 Apr 2018
The end of Grupo Libra operations at the Port of Santos would cause problems for shippers, freight forwarders, and non-vessel operating common carriers, as it would reduce their options and could lead to a rise in terminal handling charges, as well as fewer deepsea services.
28 Mar 2018
Shippers are benefiting from a new Contrail intermodal terminal and railroad service from the São Paulo hinterland to the key Brazilian Port of Santos. The Jundiaí Intermodal Terminal is strategically located and has opened at an opportune time — as Brazil’s container volumes rise with the strengthening regional and global economies.
14 Mar 2018
From the first day of Brazil's Intermodal South America Trade Show 2018, it was clear that port, railroad, and airport privatizations were back on the agenda.
18 Jan 2018
CMA CGM is strengthening its presence on the east coast of South America.
08 Jan 2018
The news is welcome by Santos port shippers and carriers because their costs have been substantially above the Brazilian national and international averages in recent years.
21 Nov 2017
Strike action by the Receita Federal (customs) in Brazil has intensified as it enters its fourth week and is now causing severe delays.
03 Nov 2017
Receita Federal (customs) officers in the port of Santos are escalating their slowdowns and strikes that began last week.
25 Oct 2017
“The Receita Federal is intent on pushing the pedal of pain down this week.”
24 Oct 2017
The United States is the largest market for Brazilian coffee exports.
12 Oct 2017
Shippers have suffered several waves of strikes and slowdowns over the past 14 months.
12 Oct 2017
Santos Brasil’s plan to sell two terminals will cost it its title as South America’s largest container terminal operator.
05 Oct 2017
“The expectation is that the work on the short-term solution will begin later this year.”
22 Sep 2017
The Port of Santos may have to close for lengthy periods to lift some of the missing containers from the seabed.
12 Sep 2017
“Today only between 2 and 3 percent of throughput at the port of Santos goes via rail.”
25 Aug 2017
The Brazilian government has established a working group to explore the privatization of dredging operations and set a 90-day deadline.
17 Aug 2017
Log-In Logistica is reeling following the loss of 47 containers into the sea and a decline in volumes in the second quarter.
11 Aug 2017
The new depth is still shy of the original draft.
04 Aug 2017
The situation is so acute at Santos that it has grabbed the attention of the highest levels of the federal government in the capital of Brasilia.
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