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.
21 Jun 2016
Container lines are playing down skyrocketing spot rates between the east coast of South America and Asia.
17 Jun 2016
More draft restriction due to a lack of dredging is preventing three marine terminals at the Brazilian port of Santos from handling fully loaded 9,000-TEU ships.
13 Jun 2016
The Multi-Rio container terminal in the port of Rio de Janeiro will charge shippers for container weighing services and verified gross mass transmission.
09 Jun 2016
Ports, shippers and politicians from the Brazilian state of São Paulo are lobbying the government to appoint a technocrat to the country’s national port administration.
Port of Rio de Janeiro
08 Jun 2016
Container terminals in Brazil are hashing out pricing policies for enabling shipper compliance with an international container weight rule that enters force July 1.
U.S. exports of polyethylene to Latin America are expected to jump.
08 Jun 2016
Latin America’s demand for polyethylene, the key raw material for plastics production, is forecast to rise sharply.
07 Jun 2016
DP World won a concession to develop a new port in Ecuador.
Brazilian beef exporters recalibrate expectations
02 Jun 2016
The steep devaluation of the Brazilian currency because of the country's economic weakness has boosted exports.
Isle ship-to-shore gantry cranes at port of Santos, Brazil
27 May 2016
The stagnant Brazilian economy and the massive injection of container capacity hurts major terminal operator.
23 May 2016
Several world regions seem to have planned much more container terminal capacity than needed for the coming decades.