South America

07 Dec 2016
Maersk Line’s acquisition of Hamburg Sud will likely force it to sell its Brazilian flag operation Mercosul Line, which could open the door to CMA CGM or Mediterranean Shipping Co. to enter the closed Brazilian coastal shipping market.
19 Aug 2016
Strikes and slowdowns by Brazilian customs officers are causing chaos and losses for shippers and shipping lines.
Sepetiba Tecon, pictured, is up for sale, and a delegation of Chinese visitors might be interested in the terminal.
17 Aug 2016
The Chinese Olympic team wasn’t the only group of visitors from the manufacturing powerhouse in Brazil this month.
11 Aug 2016
Porto Itapoa is on pace to be the fastest-growing port in Brazil for the second year in a row.
Puerto Bolivar, pictured, would get $320 million in investment in the first phase of its transformation into the largest container terminal in Latin America. Credit: Jose Rodolfo.
09 Aug 2016
A Turkish port operator is determined to transform an Ecuadorian port into the largest container terminal in Latin America.
05 Aug 2016
The pool of potential buyers of Sepetiba Tecon outside Rio de Janeiro has shrunk from five to three.
01 Aug 2016
Record fog is delaying shipments at South America’s busiest port of Santos, Brazil, adding to other woes shippers are coping with, including from customs slowdowns and a recurring labor dispute.
26 Jul 2016
Dockworker arrests are only the latest intrigue at South America's busiest container port.
Terminal de Conteineres de Paranagua, pictured, in 2015 became the second-busiest box port in Brazil.
22 Jul 2016
The owners of the second-biggest container port in Brazil are preparing to sell the facility.
Employees of the Brazilian customs agency, pictured, are pressuring interim President Michel Temer to live up to the promises of his predecessor, and in the process are threatening to gridlock essential customs functions during the Olympics.
21 Jul 2016
Brazilian shippers are suffering from a double whammy of industrial action this week.
APMT hopes that new cranes able to handle some of the largest mega-ships afloat, pictured, will help transform Pecem, Brazil, into a regional container hub.
21 Jul 2016
APM Terminals and port owner Cearaportus hope to turn the Brazilian Port of Pecem into a regional east coast South America hub.