South America

23 Sep 2016
Eight dockworkers boarded a container ship berthed at Santos as part of ongoing industrial action in the harbor.
16 Oct 2014
Brasil Terminal Portuaria in the Port of Santos handled around 69,000 containers in the month of September, nudging ahead of long-time market leader Tecon Santos, which handled only 62,000 in September.
14 Oct 2014
The use of fleet management systems or telematics to track commercial vehicles is expected to nearly double in Europe by 2018, research firm Berg Insight says.
10 Oct 2014
Terminal de Containeres do Paranagua is the latest container terminal in Brazil set to be granted an extension to its long concession, and has therefore declared its intention to invest US$452.9 million in the facility.
10 Oct 2014
Uruguay will proceed with an ambitious plan to build a deep-sea hub port at Rocha, located about 135 miles east of Montevideo. Various sources in Brazil suggest the Brazilian government will back the Rocha port project, to the tune of $500 million, something Brazilian port associations oppose.
Top 50 container ports interactive
09 Oct 2014
According to JOC’s 2013 edition of the Top 50 World Container Ports, the Chinese port of Dalian saw more container cargo growth than any other port in the world from 2012 to 2013, with volume up nearly 30 percent, while the Omani port of Salalah saw the biggest drop in growth worldwide with a decline of 8.1 percent.
08 Oct 2014
Under new management, Omnitracs eyes international opportunities as global demand for fleet telematics technology grows.
Hong Kong
08 Oct 2014
Berth productivity on ships of 10,000 TEUs and higher edged upward globally in the first half of 2014 versus the same period last year, but saw wide variation depending on the region, according to JOC Port Productivity data.
Port of Santos
04 Oct 2014
After months of saying the concession bandwagon must go on, Brazil’s port minister Cesar Borges has this week stated publicly that the South American country may have to revise its model for serving up port concessions and devise a “Plan B”.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Oct. 3
03 Oct 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
02 Oct 2014
With the navigation channel of the Brazilian port of Santos closed for 12 hours today, it’s possible that South America’s largest port will finally have a tunnel linking its eastern and western banks after more than 80 years of waiting.