South American Ports

South American Ports

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

25 Aug 2015
Strikes, partial strikes and slowdowns by Brazilian customs officers are continuing this week, but the effect on most shippers has been muted.
19 Aug 2015
Brazilian customs officials demanding pay increases have gone on strike after threatening to do so for the past two weeks in a labor action that may last some time and cripple trade in the country.
14 Aug 2015
A political battle is brewing in Brazil as stakeholders spar over the future of the country’s Special Ports Ministry, or SEP, in a contest that may determine how future of container trade development.
13 Aug 2015
APM Terminals has entered Colombia after joining forces with domestic terminal operator Compas S.A. to manage and operate the latter’s existing multipurpose Cartagena Terminal.
10 Aug 2015
Following rapidly in the wake of the launch of weekly containerized rail service for a rival Santos port terminal, Grupo Libra has gained its own service with rail operator MRS Logistica to serve its two right bank terminals.
06 Aug 2015
Brazilian stakeholders in the transport industry from state governments to port and trade organizations are pushing back strongly against the federal government’s plans to centralize all the country’s port authorities under the aegis of the Special Ports Ministry (SEP) in Brasilia.
04 Aug 2015
Port Itapoa is expecting an 11 percent jump in container traffic this year, thanks to robust chicken and beef exports to China, new services and better road connections.
29 Jul 2015
Brazil could see yet another major container terminal rise in the south of the country, benefiting shippers but ratcheting up the already fierce competition between the eight existing terminals already operating in the region and the six in the Port of Santos, only 202 nautical miles north.
27 Jul 2015
Brasil Terminal Portuário handled its one-millionth container Friday from the MSC Agrigento, the thousandth vessel to call at the Santos terminal since it opened 20 months ago.
24 Jul 2015
Embraport in the Port of Santos has seen its prospects improve with the addition of regular rail service, adding a new dynamic to the lively competition for container traffic taking place in the country.