Temporary Space Crunch for Export Cargo Bookings out of Brazil Shippers exporting cargo out of Brazil should expect a space crunch in coming months.  Forecasted by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), current lack of capacity and service disruptions have come as a result of rising export cargo volumes and the fallout from the Brazilian […]

Shipment Delays Expected as Truck Drivers Strike in Protest of Rising Fuel Prices in Brazil Blockades have shut down roads across 23 states, impacting transportation, port operations, and exports of grain, animal protein, and automotive parts. UPDATE 4 June 2018 – Brazilian Truck Driver Strike Ends but Shipment Delays Expected Delays expected to persist for […]

New MAPA Regulation Explained Effective February 1st, 2016, the Brazil Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) has imposed a new regulation that will require all cargo to and from Brazil to disclose information about wooden packaging material on the ocean bill of lading. This regulation was created to help reduce the risk of pest introduction and spreading into the […]