South America

27 Sep 2016
Angry dockers in Santos that are disrupting operations at four Santos container terminals have stepped up their rhetoric.
23 Sep 2016
Eight dockworkers boarded a container ship berthed at Santos as part of ongoing industrial action in the harbor.
Libra Terminais T-37 terminal, pictured, is one of four terminals that has been impacted by a disagreement between management and a casual labor pool.
19 Sep 2016
Dockworkers at the largest port in South America have gone on strike just days after customs officers in the harbor decided to increase the frequency of slowdowns in their campaign for higher wages.
14 Sep 2016
The number and value of shoes Brazil exports around the globe rose in the first eight months of the year.
08 Sep 2016
After devastating flooding forced the closure of South America’s largest port and cast doubts on the viability of dredging plans so it can handle mega-ships, one consultant thinks he has come up with a solution.
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.