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MSC suspends some land operations in Brazil due to threat of drug trafficking

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Global container shipping company MSC has decided to suspend some land operations in Brazil, fearing that drug cartels may use containers bound for North America and Europe.

In a notice sent last week by MSC to its customers in Brazil, the shipping line claimed that criminals were intercepting containers in an attempt to ship drugs abroad.

The company stated that "criminal actions have victimized the company, customers, and partners and threaten its operations."

In light of this situation, MSC decided to indefinitely suspend consolidation and pre-stacking operations for export containers shipped by road, rail, and . . .

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