South American Ports

South American Ports

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

18 May 2015
Fruit exports from Chile and Peru are off to a promising start in 2015 thanks in large part to better weather and increasing demand from key overseas markets.
Rio de Janeiro port
12 May 2015
Sinda-Rio, the ship agents association for Rio de Janeiro, is protesting an effort by a group of port workers to do what they deem unnecessary work that will adds cost to shippers using Brazil’s third busiest port.
APM Terminals, Callao, Peru
12 May 2015
Roughly 650 union dockworkers at the busiest terminal in Callao, Peru, the largest container gateway for the west coast of South America, have threatened to begin an indefinite strike Wednesday.
11 May 2015
After more than 18 months of delays, the much heralded first phase of Brazil’s more than Reais 10 billion ($3.36 billion) port concession program received the go-ahead to proceed from the Tribunal de Contas da Uniao.
Port of Santos, Brazil
08 May 2015
The port authority for Santos in Brazil, Codesp, has been given permission to increase rates by a whopping 31.7 percent, and shippers should prepare for the increased costs.
30 Apr 2015
A fast-growing terminal operator at the port Rio Grande wants to expand its quay so it can handle three vessels each with capacities of 10,000 twenty-foot equivalent units instead of just two that size.
23 Apr 2015
Thousands of independent Brazilian truckers in Brazil are wracking shippers’ supply chains by holding blockages in five states across the country in protest of what they deem are low wages.
21 Apr 2015
A private sector-led campaign to lobby Brazilian authorities to allow Santos harbor to be deepened to allow the handling of larger ships is gaining momentum.
20 Apr 2015
U.S. containerized exports to the east coast of South America will shrink in 2015 by 2.4 percent from the prior year, thanks to unfavorable exchange rates between the Brazilian real and dollar, and subdued demand from Latin America’s biggest economic engine.
13 Apr 2015
Operations at the port of Santos, Brazil, are expected to return to normal within the next couple of days as container terminals work through a backlog caused by the eight-day-long inferno at South America’s largest container gateway. The fire burnt out over the weekend.