South American Ports

South American Ports

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

16 Oct 2014
Brasil Terminal Portuaria in the Port of Santos handled around 69,000 containers in the month of September, nudging ahead of long-time market leader Tecon Santos, which handled only 62,000 in September.
10 Oct 2014
Terminal de Containeres do Paranagua is the latest container terminal in Brazil set to be granted an extension to its long concession, and has therefore declared its intention to invest US$452.9 million in the facility.
Port of Santos
04 Oct 2014
After months of saying the concession bandwagon must go on, Brazil’s port minister Cesar Borges has this week stated publicly that the South American country may have to revise its model for serving up port concessions and devise a “Plan B”.
03 Oct 2014
The Port of Veracruz plans to quadruple its total capacity through a $1.8 billion expansion plan.
02 Oct 2014
With the navigation channel of the Brazilian port of Santos closed for 12 hours today, it’s possible that South America’s largest port will finally have a tunnel linking its eastern and western banks after more than 80 years of waiting.
18 Sep 2014
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has toured APM Terminals Callao to view how the terminal operator’s investment of more than $750 million at the port’s North Terminal is being modernized to handle larger ships.
17 Sep 2014
The northern Chile port of Iquique plans an $80 million expansion.
12 Sep 2014
The Embraport container terminal in Santos this week signed a contract with Antaq, the regulatory body for waterways in Brazil, that gives it the status of a Terminal de Uso Privado, or a TUP or Private Use Terminal, making it exempt from certain labor rules.
09 Sep 2014
Brazil needs to spend almost Reias1trillion (US$447.3BN) to eliminate its many transport bottlenecks, more than double mo
05 Sep 2014
Nine marine terminals at Santos earmarked for a new concession process that would eliminate them may soon be given an official stay of execution following moves by Codesp, the local port authority.