South America

09 Feb 2016
A 10 percent increase in traffic at Itapoá port to 512,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units driven by a 25 percent surge in chicken exports to 41,200 containers in 2015 has left Itapoá in dire need of new equipment and more capacity.
06 Dec 2015
Following the merger of Compania Sud Americana de Vapores, also known as CSAV, with Hapag-Lloyd and the takeover of Compania Chilena de Navegacion Interoceanica, or CCNI, by Hamburg Sud, the two Chile shipping companies are focused on domestic business.
04 Dec 2015
Impeachment proceedings against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and even her potential exit aren’t expected to derail the government’s port concession process, which is expected to raise 1.1 billion reais ($292.53 million) raised next week via public auction for four port terminals, according to maritime insiders.
04 Dec 2015
As more terminal capacity comes online and volume remains muted, port operators along South America’s west coast, principally in Peru and Chile, are expecting competition for cargo to be fierce in 2016.
01 Dec 2015
The future of the southern Brazil port of Itajai is once again in the balance as federal authorities refuse to release the urgently needed funding for emergency dredging to restore the 41 to 42.6-foot draft of the port following heavy rains from El Nino.
26 Nov 2015
As the ideology known as Kirchnerismo begins to fade in Argentina following the defeat of outgoing president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s intended successor in elections Sunday, shippers and container terminal operators in Buenos Aires may benefit from an increase in trade.
24 Nov 2015
Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry, or SEP, is preparing to launch a new National Plan for Port Logistics, or PNLP, which will outline future growth in the sector up to the year 2042 and underpin investments totaling more than 40 billion reais ($10.77 billion).
19 Nov 2015
Shippers are cheering emergency legislation that ended nationwide blockades by Brazilian independent truckers.
17 Nov 2015
Brazil’s government has sold off the first of 97 port concessions valued at a total of $7.5 billion and is aiming to sell off four more by Dec. 9.
13 Nov 2015
A mass protest by independent truckers and stevedores that threatened to shut down the port of Santos, Latin America’s largest container gateway, failed to materialize.
10 Nov 2015
Stevedores at Brazil’s port of Santos, Latin America’s largest container port, will join striking independent truck drivers demanding the resignation of President Dilma Rousseff.