South America

29 Aug 2016
An 11-year high tide combined with beach erosion to shut down South America’s busiest port and cast doubt on plans to dredge deeper so the port can handle larger ships.
23 May 2016
Several world regions seem to have planned much more container terminal capacity than needed for the coming decades.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
17 May 2016
Latin America and Caribbean terminal operators will face different national rules regarding the SOLAS container weight verification rule, adding another layer of difficulty to an already tricky process.
Santos SEP Brazil ports
17 May 2016
The Brazilian port sector’s worst nightmare has become a reality with the government’s announcement that the Special Ports Ministry, or SEP, would be subsumed by the Transport Ministry as part of a cost-saving initiative.
13 May 2016
The urgently needed dredging of the entrance channel to the port of Santos in Brazil is slowly edging toward reality after a multitude of delays.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
11 May 2016
APM Terminals announced Wednesday it will provide container weighing services at 29 locations across its global network to ensure a smooth transition to an international regulation that comes into force on July 1.
06 May 2016
Ecoporto Santos has had to lay off more staff as container throughput has fallen to just a trickle.
04 May 2016
Unexpected and unseasonably rough seas caused the closure of Santos, South America’s biggest port for containers.
02 May 2016
The diverging fortunes of two container terminals in Itajai, Brazil, open a window into how carrier consolidation and the merger of joint services can impact port terminals worldwide.
28 Apr 2016
Political convulsions in Brazil are taking a toll on the port sector, forcing the resignation of Ports Minister Helder Barbalho mere months after he assumed the position.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
25 Apr 2016
Less than 100 days before the container weight rule takes effect, a fight is brewing over whether terminal operators in Brazil should charge for inputting verified gross mass declarations as part of the new SOLAS container weight rule.