South America

19 Oct 2016
The big winner of a recent summit between Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa is likely to be refrigerated shipments out of Brazil.
The port of Salvador, pictured, would gain a new container terminal as part of a larger push for transportation infrastructure privatization and modernization by the Brazilian government.
07 Sep 2016
President Michel Temer can now focus on increasing investment in Brazil’s transportation infrastructure.
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.
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.
24 Aug 2016
China's Zhuhai port is banking on increased trade with Pakistan and South America to help it more than double container traffic.
23 Aug 2016
Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer is pushing ahead with initiatives to boost trade following the likely impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
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.