As the ideology known as Kirchnerismo begins to fade in Argentina following the defeat of outgoing president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s intended successor in elections Sunday, shippers and container terminal operators in Buenos Aires may benefit from an increase in trade.
AAPA’s Latin American/Caribbean Management Conference to Explore Port Alliances, Development, Productivity
24 Nov 2015
Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry, or SEP, is preparing to launch a new National Plan for Port Logistics, or PNLP, which will outline future growth in the sector up to the year 2042 and underpin investments totaling more than 40 billion reais ($10.77 billion).
19 Nov 2015
Shippers are cheering emergency legislation that ended nationwide blockades by Brazilian independent truckers.
17 Nov 2015
Brazil’s government has sold off the first of 97 port concessions valued at a total of $7.5 billion and is aiming to sell off four more by Dec. 9.
13 Nov 2015
A mass protest by independent truckers and stevedores that threatened to shut down the port of Santos, Latin America’s largest container gateway, failed to materialize.
10 Nov 2015
Stevedores at Brazil’s port of Santos, Latin America’s largest container port, will join striking independent truck drivers demanding the resignation of President Dilma Rousseff.
05 Nov 2015
The government of Brazil is scrambling to block a strike planned by independent truck drivers for Monday.
02 Nov 2015
There’s little hope the port of Itajai, Brazil’s second-largest container port, will receive emergency government dredging help, despite the severe siting that closed the port for days and still causes draft restrictions for container vessels.
25 Oct 2015
Leaders of Brazil’s Port of Itajai say government officials are moving to provide emergency funds for dredging needed to clear silt that has closed the nation’s second-largest container port for nearly a week.
22 Oct 2015
Shippers are facing delays at the port of Itajai after local pilots closed the southern Brazilian container gateway because of strong currents from the River Itajai-Açu and massive silting they caused.
21 Oct 2015
Global terminal operators are eying three private container facilities — even as the Brazilian government trudges through a $2.6 billion plan to sell off existing and new port concessions.