As part of our commitment to provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant information on the logistics industry, we share our Market Update on the Latin American market. You will find information and interesting data on the update of the state of the ports, the most important transport routes and relevant news. We hope you'll find the following information helpful, as well as inspiring to boost your business and keep your cargo moving.

Topic of the Month: E2E Logistics

On this topic of the month, we will start the year by explaining what End Logistics (E2E) truly means; we will uncover the benefits it brings, including the vital role it plays in unlocking new markets. Discover how E2E logistics has the potential to revolutionize your business by seamlessly connecting every link in the supply chain and enhancing efficiency. As logistics continues to evolve into an integral part of effective supply chain management, it becomes an important key player when we talk about operational efficiency. Offering businesses new avenues and possibilities in the ever-changing global market landscape.

What does end-to-end logistics mean?

End-to-end logistics refers to the management and coordination of more than one process involved in the supply chain, from the initial point of origin to the final point of delivery or even to its consumer. It encompasses the entire cargo journey through the supply chain, including production, transportation, warehousing, distribution, and delivery to the end customer.
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This approach seeks to streamline and optimize the entire logistical process, ensuring efficiency, visibility, ease, and visibility at every stage. Nowadays, companies seek to integrate and synchronize the various supply chain activities to enhance overall performance, but a that only 13% of businesses currently have visibility of the supply chain and their logistics. This means involving technology, data analytics, and strategic partnerships to create a seamless and interconnected flow of goods or services. E2E logistics considers the entire supply chain ecosystem for maximum effectiveness and competitiveness.
Before E2E, the supply chain focuses separately on each function and step of the process by silos. This results in an inefficient and limited overall performance. The end-to-end supply chain integrates all tasks and provides a more remarkable customer experience and process efficiency by having visibility across the supply chain.

End-to-end to Logistics- what are the benefits?

The end-to-end supply chain integrates all the businesses and stakeholders to serve your customers better. E2E offers several benefits for businesses seeking a comprehensive and integrated approach to their supply chain management.
  • Improved efficiency: It streamlines and connects all supply chain stages, and E2E logistics enhances overall efficiency. This can lead to reduced lead times, lower operational costs, and improved resource utilization.
  • Enhance Visibility: By implementing E2E logistics, businesses gain better visibility into their supply chain process. Real-time tracking and monitoring of every link and its entire journey contribute to improved decision-making and proactive issue resolution. Find out more on how to gain control, visibility, and efficiency from start to finish.
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  • Cost Saving: A holistic logistics approach allows for better cost control and optimization. Businesses can identify and eliminate inefficiencies, reducing unnecessary expenses associated with operations like transportation, storage, and other logistic activities.
  • Better Customer Satisfaction: E2E logistics ensures timely and accurate deliveries, improving customer satisfaction. Companies get better visibility and communication throughout the supply chain, contributing to better customer experiences. Here are 5 ways integrated logistics can improve customer experience.
  • Market Expansions: Integrating end-to-end logistics facilitates market expansions by unlocking new geographical areas. Unlocking new markets helps identify and get businesses involved in emerging markets or diversify their customer base. Check out E2E logistics; it opens up a world of possibilities.
  • Risk Mitigation: Visibility is a crucial player of E2E logistics, and a comprehensive view of the supply chain can help you identify and address potential risks more effectively. Proactive risk management strategies can minimize disruption and ensure continuity in your operations.
  • Adaptability: End-to-end logistics provides adaptability to market changes with a flexible framework that allows businesses to adapt to market conditions quickly. This adaptability is crucial when responding to demand shifts, disruptions, or other dynamic factors.
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  • Strategic Decision Making: Comprehensive data generated through E2E logistics enables businesses to make informed and strategic decisions. Analytics and insights derived from the entire supply chain help optimize processes and planning for the future.
  • Sustainability: Nowadays, sustainability plays an important role in decisions now that customers demand its providers to be sustainable. A holistic logistics approach allows businesses to assess and optimize their environmental impact. Companies can implement sustainable practices by considering the entire supply chain, reducing their carbon footprint, and meeting environmental goals. It also helps join forces with your stakeholders towards sustainability. Check out how Nestle Purina and Maersk unite for a more sustainable world.
  • Competitive advantage: Companies that efficiently manage their supply chains from end to end are better positioned to respond to market demands, disruptions, and competitors and adapt to industry changes.
As you can see, adopting E2E logistics opens many benefits for businesses aspiring to excel in today´s dynamic marketplace. Companies can realize a significant competitive advantage by covering efficiency and enhanced visibility to substantial cost savings. The seamless integration of end-to-end logistics not only elevates customer satisfaction through timely deliveries but also catalyzes market expansion, allowing businesses to explore new regions and diversify their consumer base. Additionally, having comprehensive risk mitigation strategies, adaptability to market changes, and sustainability considerations reinforce its role as a holistic solution. In a world where strategic decision is essential, the value of data generated through this approach empowers businesses to optimize processes and plan for a sustainable and prosperous future. By embracing end-to-end logistics, companies position themselves as market participants and industry leaders prepared to navigate the complexities of today's logistics world.
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How E2E logistics can revolutionize your business

End-to-end logistics stands as a revolutionary force that will help transform your business by introducing a comprehensive and integrated approach to supply chain management. The logistics world is growing exponentially. mentions that the logistics industry in 2021 was worth more than 8.4 trillion euros and is expected to surpass 13.7 billion euros by 2027. Through the seamless coordination of various logistical functions, from procurement to final delivery end-to-end logistics eliminates inefficiencies and breaks down silos within the supply chain. This integration enhances operational efficiency and ensures a synchronized workflow that optimally utilizes resources. The level of transparency managed with E2E fosters improved customer satisfaction through accurate order fulfillment and timely deliveries, cultivating positive brand experiences and loyalty.
Additionally, the revolutionary impact of E2E logistics extends to market expansion opportunities, enabling businesses to identify and capitalize on emerging markets and unlocking new growth pathways.

The adoption of E2E logistics signifies a pivotal evolution in modern supply chain dynamics and its ever-changing world. As a cornerstone of effective supply chain management, it not only propels operational efficiency but also acts as a gateway to a new world of possibilities and markets. In the rapidly evolving global landscape, businesses that embark on E2E position themselves for sustained competitiveness. However, it is essential to mention the importance of partnering with an appropriate logistics provider who comprehensively understands your unique business needs and the market it lives in and has the right footprint to meet your needs and help your business grow. Partnering up with the right logistic partner is not merely a choice but a strategic imperative, ensuring that the seamless integration of end-to-end logistics aligns with your business objectives, facilitating expansions, resilience, and enduring success. Learn more about the importance of partnering with the right logistics provider here.

Ocean updates

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Trade lane Comments
Trade lane
West Coast South America Exports
Comments
The Panama Canal continues to face challenges with low water levels, and the Panama Canal Authority shared adjustments to transit. Maersk has maintained close communication with the Panama Canal Authority and is actively working to mitigate any potential impacts on your supply chain.
Trade lane
West Coast South America Imports
Comments
Market being pressured following the Red Sea situation and Chinease New Year
Trade lane
North America to Intra-Americas
Comments
Maersk is launching a new direct weekly service from Port Everglades, FL, to Jamaica and Venezuela, with the most competitive transit times in the market, effective January 15th. Weekly direct service from Port Everglades to:
  • La Guaira, Venezuela (5-day transit time) and Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (7-day transit time)
  • Kingston, Jamaica (2-day transit time)
Trade lane
West Coast to North America
Comments
On January 9th, Maersk called Coquimbo, Chile, for the first time and will be offering weekly service from this location, allowing us to have a very competitive transit time to the main markets in North America.
Trade lane
North America and Intra-America to East Coast of South America
Comments
The situation at the port of Navegantes is deteriorating, and it is expected to increase the waiting time to berth our ships. We are working on solutions to mitigate the impact. The Manaus river level has improved; therefore, vessels can again call that port.
Trade lane
Central America to North America
Comments
Maersk is launching a new direct service from Central America to Port Everglades, FL, effective January 31st.
With this added Bonita service, alongside the South Atlantic Express (SAE), Maersk will now offer the Central America markets two weekly sailings to South Florida.
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Main port status

Most terminals are currently experiencing positive trends in terms of waiting times. However, there are specific challenges observed in different regions: In the United States, due to New Year's stoppages, we anticipate an increase in waiting times of around 2 days at the mentioned port, primarily due to port congestion. In Latin America (LAM) terminals:
  • Paranagua: Vessels outside the berthing window are facing increased waiting times.
  • Navegantes: The terminal is significantly impacted by ongoing civil works, leading to extended waiting times.
  • Veracruz and San Antonio: These terminals are currently facing delays due to adverse weather conditions.
  • Ushuaia is experiencing port congestion as a result of the ongoing cruise season.

Port Status

Less than 1 Day 1-3 Days 4 - 7 days More than 7 days
Latin America
Less than 1 Day

ECSA: Santos (SBSA), Santos BTP, Salvador, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Manaus, Suape, Pecem, Rio Janeiro, Imbituba, Sepetiba, Itajai, Rio Grande, Zarate, Rosario, Mar del Plata, S Antonio Este, P Madryn, P Deseado, Vitoria, VILA DO CONDE

CARPAC: Balboa, Manzanillo-PA, Rail NB (BLB TO MIT), Rail SB (MIT TO BLB), CCT, Cristobal, PSA Rodman, Cartagena, Canal, Buenaventura, Moin, Caldera, Big Creek, Turbo, Santa Marta, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Manzanillo,Mx, Lazaro Cardenas,Mx, Altamira, Progreso, ""Guayaquil/ Contecon"", ""Guayaquil/ TPG"", Puerto Bolivar, Posorja, Callao/ APMT, Callao/ DPW, Paita, Pisco, Arica, Iquique - ITI, Mejillones-PAG, Antofagasta-ATI, Coquimbo-TPC, Valparaiso-TPS

1-3 Days

ECSA: Paranagua, Bahia Blanca and Ushuaia

CARPAC: Veracruz, San Antonio (STI)

4 - 7 days

ECSA: Navegantes

More than 7 days
Rest of World
Less than 1 Day

NAM: Wilmington, Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Port Everglades, Freeport, North Charleston, Miami - POMTOC, Oakland, Seattle, Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Dutch Harbor, Kodiak
All Asian Ports.
All European Ports.

1-3 Days
NAM: Baltimore, Newark PNCT, Newark APMT, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Houston, Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, Mobile, Tampa, Long Beach, Los Angeles
4 - 7 days
More than 7 days
(*) - cargo connections can be impacted considering the delays reported
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Landside updates

Central America, Andina and the Caribbean Sea Area

Costa Rica: The caldera situation continues to be closely monitored, with significant improvements and stabilization achieved in operations. Nevertheless, proactive attention is imperative to anticipate and address any potential challenges.
Nicaragua: The situation is gradually stabilizing after the year-end festivities, during which there was a decrease in driver capacity due to the holiday.
Panama: The strike has concluded, and the situation is currently stable. However, we remain vigilant and responsive to any unforeseen developments.

Colombia: The situation at Cartagena remains critical, resulting in limited availability of truckers in the market. We are actively reinforcing our capacity to ensure the fulfillment of all deliveries. Your continued trust is essential as we navigate these dynamics and strive for optimal service.
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Air updates

Central America, Andina and the Caribbean Sea Area

Colombia Valentine's season will start since January 15th, extended until February the 12th, meaning tigh capacity for the export and additional surcharges for cargo going to the US; priority will be flowers. The rest of The Caribbean and Central America capacity is stable. For Imports, the market is back to pre-peak rates and capacity with close monitoring for Asia lanes and possible impacts for the Red Sea Gulf situation. Finally, the Chinese New Year is approaching, so an increase in the demand is expected.

West Coast South America

Capacity on exports is normalized after the cherry season that ended in the first week of January in Chile. We have a plum season coming in mid-January, so capacity may be constrained from week 4 until week 6 in Chile. In Peru, we also expect some high demand because of the fruit season. Imports to WSA may face stress due to the Chinese new year.
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