South American Ports

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

03 Feb 2016
Although overall export revenues for Brazilian shoes fell 10 percent last year, to $960.4 million, sales during the last month of December ended on a high and rocketed 60 percent from November, to $119.57 million, raising the sector’s expectations for this year, according to Heitor Klein, the chief executive of Abicalçados, the Brazilian Association of Footwear Manufacturers.
27 Jan 2016
Localfrio Logistica, owner of the container storage facility at the Port of Santos where a fire recently broke out and temporarily closed a container terminal, has been hit with fines totaling 10.149 million reais ($2.51 million).
23 Jan 2016
The owner of a container terminal in Brazil plans to pick the top three bidders in the first week of February and request firm offers after receiving 10 non-binding proposals.
21 Jan 2016
APM Terminals has finalized an agreement to establish a joint venture that will invest over $200 million in upgrading and expanding a container terminal in Cartagena, Colombia’s largest port.
20 Jan 2016
Two of three of the most important Brazilian port deepening projects are advancing, paving the way for container lines to eventually bring the larger vessels that will soon to be able to traverse the larger Panama Canal locks to the ports of Rio de Janeiro and Recife.
17 Jan 2016
The Tecon Santos container terminal reopened Saturday night after firefighters put out a blaze at the largest South American port gateway that lasted more than 40 hours.
15 Jan 2016
After a chemical fire closed the biggest terminal at South America’s largest container gateway, container lines are considering rerouting cargo away from the facility of Tecon Santos to other terminals at the Port of Santos and other Brazilian ports.
14 Jan 2016
Fire at South America’s busiest container gateway of the Port of Santos has crippled operations at the port for the second time in less than a year, closing a marine terminal that handles about a third of the port’s container volume, according to a Reuters report.
07 Jan 2016
Brazil’s government needs to offer more guarantees investments will not be interfered with if foreign global terminal operators are to participate in the latest port concession process, according to Wilen Manteli, president of the Brazilian Association of Ports and Terminals.
05 Jan 2016
Brazil rail operator MRS Logistica, Tuesday morning began informing thousands of its shipper clients that its operations are up and running following a devastating fire just before Christmas at one of its key terminals.