South America

26 Oct 2016
The sagging hopes for dredging the port of Santos to 17 meters have been given a lift by a new wave simulator at the University of Sao Paulo.
07 Jan 2015
UPS is expanding its Worldwide Express Freight service, adding new origin and destination points for palletized
06 Jan 2015
Irish steak is back on the U.S. menu as the U.S. begins to lift a 15-year ban on beef imports from the European Union. U.S. containerized beef imports are rising quickly, surpassing 40 percent in most of 2014.
06 Jan 2015
The Chibatao container terminal in Manaus, Brazil, plans to spend 113 million-reais ($41.9 million) to boost its annual container capacity by two-thirds to 500,000 TEUs.
05 Jan 2015
Satellite-based container tracking and communications giant Orbcomm extended its international reach and technology base by acquiring Canada's SkyWave Mobile Communications.
31 Dec 2014
Brazil has appointed a new Minister for Ports, Edinho Araujo, in a move that is sowing dissatisfaction among the port community. He who will take over from outgoing minister Cesar Borges on Jan. 5.
31 Dec 2014
Buenos Aires' newest container terminal opened for business this week, amid declining volumes at the port in Argentina's largest city.
29 Dec 2014
The Ecoporto Santos container terminal in Brazil is moving ahead with an expensive equipment upgrade despite not being guaranteed an extension to the company’s port concession period. This comes as competition among the Santos terminals is heating up, with handling rates eroding in 2014.
Brazil-Russia trade relations
26 Dec 2014
After a year of surging sales of foodstuffs to Russia owing to economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and European Union and retaliatory actions by Russia, Brazil is now possibly the largest supplier of food to Russia, according to the SovEcon consultancy.
22 Dec 2014
Charging that Brazil’s foreign trade is too concentrated in the Mercosur trading bloc, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Association wants Brazil to weaken its ties with Mercosur and concentrate instead on other foreign markets.
19 Dec 2014
Concluding the final stage in its merger with Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV injected 259 million euros ($317 million) into the combined company and in doing so increased its shareholding to 34 percent in what is now the world’s fourth largest container line.