Maersk and the Expanded Canal

The shipping company has drawn attention to the impact that the Canal expansion will have on its operations noting that there are still only a few ports that can receive Post Panamax vessels.

Monday, April 25, 2016

The two routes that the Danish shipping company Maersk Line ceased to operate in 2013 were of great importance for Latin America, whose operations account for 10% of the company's total sales worldwide. The canal expansion is seen by the managers of the shipping company as a great opportunity to increase business in this region.

In an interview with Efe published by, Andrés Osorio, commercial director of Maersk, said that they "... just made ​​a purchase about 30 thousand containers that will enlarge a fleet of 260000 refrigerated railcars, noting that Latin America represents 40% of total refrigerated volume of cargo that Maersk transports worldwide. "

He added that "...We hope that many of those containers in which we have just invested will be destined for our region and for exploiting products from Chile, Peru, Ecuador, that very likely will have the opportunity to use the services of the expanded Canal with larger boats in the future in so much as we have more availability of cargo and the market improves. ' "

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