South America

South America

04 Sep 2015
After six years out of the game, Brazil’s Container Terminal Santa Clara, or CONTESC, will return to handling containers starting October, according to its joint owners Wilson, Sons and Braskem, and a new container barge service will start up to serve it.
03 Sep 2015
Cargo thefts are on the rise in Brazil as the economy struggles and has officially entered a recession.
02 Sep 2015
While economists debate the growth and prospects of the BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, their global container trade volumes reflect many of the difficulties that have been the focus of headlines around the world.
31 Aug 2015
Brazilian beef exporters are poised to double their shipments to Iran after the major Middle Eastern importer ended a three-year ban on non-frozen shipments from the state of Parana.
28 Aug 2015
The South American container port of Santos notched up a treble dose of good news this week, announcing construction on a new access roads, an outer ring road and emergency dredging that will ease delays and free up the flow of containers in and out of the busy port.
25 Aug 2015
Strikes, partial strikes and slowdowns by Brazilian customs officers are continuing this week, but the effect on most shippers has been muted.
19 Aug 2015
Brazilian customs officials demanding pay increases have gone on strike after threatening to do so for the past two weeks in a labor action that may last some time and cripple trade in the country.
14 Aug 2015
A political battle is brewing in Brazil as stakeholders spar over the future of the country’s Special Ports Ministry, or SEP, in a contest that may determine how future of container trade development.
13 Aug 2015
APM Terminals has entered Colombia after joining forces with domestic terminal operator Compas S.A. to manage and operate the latter’s existing multipurpose Cartagena Terminal.
10 Aug 2015
Following rapidly in the wake of the launch of weekly containerized rail service for a rival Santos port terminal, Grupo Libra has gained its own service with rail operator MRS Logistica to serve its two right bank terminals.