DOWNLOAD FULL RANKINGS HERE: The Who, What and Where of Brazilian foreign trade
The year 2022 was challenging for much of the maritime trade sector in 2022. It started with a lack of containers and high freight rates, ending with sharp drops in the exported volume and freights returning to pre-pandemic levels.
Several factors led to this scenario. The war between Russia and Ukraine is one of them, which caused inflation to rise worldwide and interfered with global maritime trade.
Additionally, to avoid the high freight rates, some cargoes, traditionally shipped in containers were stored and transported in bags until the middle of the year. Fruit shipments also took the hit from the lack of containers, and reefer ships were chartered to export melons, for example. Some carriers were also slow to pass on the fall in freight rates to their customers, encouraging many to send cargo abroad using roads or trains whenever possible.
With all those changes, how did the companies in Brazil adjust? In order to provide a comprehensive view of the market last year, Datamar prepared a series of rankings that allow a thorough examination of the sector and allow Intermodal visitors to arrive at the event well-informed about the maritime market. The rankings were prepared using data collected by Datamar’s business intelligence team on DataLiner, the company’s business intelligence tool.
The rankings found in the download above are for:
- Exporters and Importers
- Shipping agents