South America

Traffic at Venezuelan ports such as Puerto de La Guaira‎, pictured, has plummeted in recent years because of the collapse in the price of oil and government mismanagement of the economy.
25 Aug 2016
It is hard to believe that Venezuela’s container import business could get any worse — but it has done just that in 2016.
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.
The terminals overseen by the Itajai Port Authority, pictured, are in desperate need of emergency dredging that was promised by the government but has failed to materialize.
19 Jul 2016
Shippers using the container terminals overseen by the Itajai Port Authority are livid with the government of Brazil.
14 Jul 2016
Santos dockworkers and port operators are continuing talks on staffing, with further strike action on the agenda.
Shipping on the spot market from Asia to ports on the east coast of South America, such as Santos, Brazil, pictured, has become more expensive as liner capacity discipline has led to sustainable freight rate gains.
11 Jul 2016
Spot freight rates on the Asia-east coast South America trade are “going through the roof.”
05 Jul 2016
The introduction of cross docking at Tecon Santos will create savings for shippers using the terminal.
04 Jul 2016
With next month’s summer Olympics a disaster long before the torch is lit, and with political and economic upheaval swirling, South America’s biggest economy is in the midst of one of its deepest recessions.
01 Jul 2016
Shippers using South America's busiest containe port dodged two bullets.
01 Jul 2016
A new market friendly government in Brazil is keen to get U.S. investment for infrastructure.
22 Jun 2016
Mega-ships are finding their way into the Asia-Africa and Asia-South America trades.