South American Ports

South American Ports

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

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.
22 Jul 2015
Despite the naming of EEL Infraestruturas Ltd.’s lowest bid of $110 million as a winner for a new dredging tender for the Port of Santos, shippers using Brazil’s leading gateway have started to get nervous about if and when work needed to handle larger vessels will be completed.
17 Jul 2015
Chicken exports from Brazil are forecast to grow by at least 5 percent this year thanks partly to the blow the Avian flu has dealt to their U.S. competitors, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).
16 Jul 2015
The Brazilian port of São Sebastião is poised to receive 1 billion reais ($318.5 million) of investment which will involve new terminal concessions for containers and general cargo, putting its well established rival, the Port of Santos, on edge.
15 Jul 2015
The APM Terminal at the Port of Itajai, already hobbled from the loss of an East Asia service that provided a good chunk of its volume and revenue, has been dealt another blow by a line owned by its parent company.
APM Terminals Itajai, Brazil
10 Jul 2015
APM Terminals Itajai’s loss of three services, especially the ASAX/SEAS joint service to Asia threatens not only the terminal itself, which has begun layoffs, but also the very existence of the port.
Manaus on the map
03 Jul 2015
Chibatao and Super Terminais, the two container terminals serving Manaus, are both getting their operational acts together before more competition heats up in the region, investing a combined $115.5 million in new equipment and terminal improvements this year.
Alianca ship at port of Manaus, Brazil
02 Jul 2015
One of the most isolated and intriguing cities in the world, Manaus, Brazil, also presents some of the most difficult container shipping challenges to be found anywhere.