Archivos Mensuales: enero 2016

Positive predictions for 2016: Efficient information management leads to massive savings in shipping companies

Positive news for shipping companies in 2016: Latest study results from PricewaterhouseCoopers about future market prospects show that about 100 decision makers of German transport and shipping companies take a positive stock of 2015. 55 percent of the questioned people expect growing profit and two thirds are planning on investments – especially in new ships. 9 out of 10 shipping companies said their ships are running to capacity. Compared to 2014 this is clearly a higher result. For keeping up growth 86% expect more foreign investors. But the biggest obstacle for shipping companies is data quality, which frequently leaves international investors unsatisfied. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Container Shipping: A Difficult Market is Helped Along By Low Supply Growth In 2016

Overall, container volumes being moved around the world have grown by an average GDP-to-trade multiplier of just 1.1 since 2010 and we expect this to continue in coming years. With IMF expecting GDP growth of 3.4% in 2016, this translates into container demand of 3.5-4%. The “new normal” level of demand is somewhat lower than originally expected – just as global GDP growth keeps disappointing us. From 2000-2008, the GDP-to-trade multiplier stood at 2.2, delivering container demand growth at 8-9% from a GDP base of 4% on average.

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Iron ore drops again as traders weigh impact of Brazil port closure

Asian iron ore futures retreated on Monday as traders weighed the impact of the closure of a key Brazilian port by top miner Vale Sa that raised supply risks and lifted prices in the previous session. The modest losses on Monday show investors remain cautious, waiting to see how long the Port of Tubarão, shut by a Brazilian federal court on Thursday on pollution concerns, will stay closed. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Oportunidades y amenazas para el puerto de Montevideo

La asunción de Mauricio Macri en Argentina presenta desafiantes escenarios para los operadores portuarios.

Ciento veinticinco millas separan al puerto de Montevideo del de Buenos Aires. Desde octubre de 2013 la distancia física no cambió pero comercialmente el Río de la Plata se transformó de alguna forma en un océano que mantuvo distantes a ambos países.

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Macri derogó la disposición 1108/13

Dicha resolución impedía que las cargas de exportación originadas en puertos argentinos sean transbordadas en puertos uruguayos. Tras conocerse la noticia, empresarios pesqueros se mostraron aliviados  al sostener que la disposición encarecía los costos de transporte y retrasaba los tiempos para calzar la materia prima en los mercados habituales.

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