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Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) will introduce two new Asia to South America East Coast and the Caribbean direct services beginning in June 2019.

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is gearing up for the high season, investing in its reefer business segment with a new order of 14,000 state of the art, advanced generation refrigerated containers, comprising 13,000 feu and 1,000 teu. 

One of the highlights Marintec South America day two was the M&O Partners seminar which shared valuable information about what the major shipowners expect for the future in Brazil.

Taipei-based Yang Ming Marine Transport has established a new centre in Panama in an expansion move in view of potential growth in the Central and South American region as THE Alliance deploys larger boxships to transit the new Panama Canal.

Terport (Terminales Portuarias) in Paraguay has inked a contract with Konecranes for the delivery of two RTGs - the country’s first.

Container carrier APL has enhanced its West Coast Service (WCS) by adding a new port of call to Callao in Peru, expanding the service’s port coverage in South America West Coast.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has landed a contract to transport vehicles manufactured at Toyota Argentina to ports on West Coast South America and West Coast Central America.

Saga Shipholding has signed a contract for three Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS), for installation on newbuild bulkers under construction at Oshima Shipbuilding in Japan.

Bunker supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. has assembled a team to start operations in the South American market during the first quarter of this year.

One eagerly anticipated conference session on day two of Marintec South America saw Petrobras’ advisor to the ceo Paulo Alonso explain his company’s position and plans for the future. 

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