South American Ports

South American Ports

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

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.
09 Apr 2015
The fire that engulfed the Ultracargo terminal in Alemoa, Santos, Brazil, is finally under control — but not extinguished. Shippers, however, continue to face problems as containers pile up at several container terminals on the right bank of the port of Santos, Brazil’s biggest container port.
08 Apr 2015
The new head of the Brazilian Ports Ministry on Tuesday promised more investment in the nation’s ports and floated the idea of awarding longer dredging project contracts to get work done faster.
07 Apr 2015
Shippers moving goods through Santos are grappling with road restrictions around Brazil and South America’s largest port, as firefighters attempt to squelch a fire at a liquid bulk terminal that’s been blazing for more than five days.
05 Apr 2015
Firefighters in Santos, Brazil, are combating a massive fire at the Ultracargo liquid bulk terminal in Alemoa for the fourth straight day, creating a nightmarish Easter holiday for shippers dependent on South America’s largest port.
02 Apr 2015
Dozens of firefighters are combating a massive blaze at a Santos port installation following three explosions at Brazil’s largest container gateway on Friday morning.
Hamburg Sud container ship at Port of Santos
30 Mar 2015
Port of Santos users and operators were hit by a bombshell Friday when an injunction was imposed, halting the port’s much-needed dredging program.
27 Mar 2015
New depth restrictions on container ships calling at the port of Santos, supported by pilots citing dangers to navigation from shallow channels, is sparking criticism from carriers and terminals affected by the restrictions.
16 Mar 2015
After months of petitioning the Brazilian government, Santos Brasil, South America’s biggest container terminal operator, has received a 25-year concession contract extension for its Tecon Santos facility, Edinho Araujo, the head of Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry (SEP), recently said.
09 Mar 2015
The Port of Rio Grande, in southern Brazil, shared a double dose of good news on Friday: truck flow operations had returned to normal and it’s moving forward with its dredging plans.