South American Ports

South American Ports

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

26 Jun 2015
The Port of Rio de Janeiro's hopes for container growth are constrained by factors both technical and political.
25 Jun 2015
In a familiar turn, Brazil’s effort to attract 10 billion reais ($3.23 billion) of investment for its port sector in recent weeks took two steps forward and one step back.
21 Jun 2015
Chilean ports have been hit by a series of brief strikes by port workers protesting terms of a labor reform approved last week by the lower chamber of the nation’s congress.
20 Jun 2015
Shippers face a two-pronged threat of strikes at Brazil’s Port of Santos, the largest in South America.
17 Jun 2015
Plans to invest 198.4 billion reais ($63.83 billion) in infrastructure concession projects have been announced in Brazil this past week by President Dilma Rousseff. Roughly 37.4 billion reais is expected to be invested in the port sector.
12 Jun 2015
Shippers and carriers using the Brazilian port of Santos are bracing themselves for delays and dislocation next week as the Santos Union of Stevedores prepares to stage a 12-hour strike on a day yet to be decided.
10 Jun 2015
APM Terminals estimates it will take 7 to 10 days for operations to return to normal after striking stevedores returned to work Friday at the company’s general cargo terminal in Callao, Peru.
03 Jun 2015
APM Terminals said that weeding out drug traffickers from its dockworker ranks at the Port of Callao is a priority as well as a main point of contention in an ongoing strike at the port.
31 May 2015
The tender process for nine new port concessions at Santos, the largest container gateway in South America, is so complicated that it may take a year to resolve the differences between various factions. That will likely allow tenders for other “simpler” ports may move ahead of it in the queue, said Robert Grantham, a director for the ShipConsult consultancy based in Navegantes.
Port of Callao, APM Terminals
27 May 2015
Replacement labor used by APM Terminals to fill in for striking dockworkers at Peru's Port of Callao has started to affect container operations, according to the labor union's spokesman.