South American Ports

South American Ports

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

31 Jan 2015
There is growing concern among port users and service providers in Brazil that the newly appointed Special Ports minister may not be the right man for the job: a post which entails deciding which projects – out of more than US$4 billion in proposals sitting on his desk – should get the go-ahead this year.
23 Jan 2015
After five years of strength in the southbound leg, the weakening value of the real is generating strong demand for Brazilian exports.
22 Jan 2015
Brazilian container terminal operator Grupo Libra has opened a 30 million reais ($11.7 million) bonded warehouse and logistics park to serve the Port of Santos, the busiest container port in South America.
20 Jan 2015
Trucks serving various container terminals on the left bank of the Brazilian port of Santos are expected to see shorter trips thanks to a new 3 million reais ($1.15 million) access road.
14 Jan 2015
Recent increases in throughput for the port of Santos – which handles 28 percent of all Brazil’s foreign trade and 33 percent of its containerized trade - are concealing a slump in international box movements at South America’s largest port.
31 Dec 2014
Brazil has appointed a new Minister for Ports, Edinho Araujo, in a move that is sowing dissatisfaction among the port community. He who will take over from outgoing minister Cesar Borges on Jan. 5.
31 Dec 2014
Buenos Aires' newest container terminal opened for business this week, amid declining volumes at the port in Argentina's largest city.
29 Dec 2014
The Ecoporto Santos container terminal in Brazil is moving ahead with an expensive equipment upgrade despite not being guaranteed an extension to the company’s port concession period. This comes as competition among the Santos terminals is heating up, with handling rates eroding in 2014.
15 Dec 2014
Brazil port and health authorities carried out a simulated ebola emergency at the port of Santos last week to help improve the response to the threat the disease poses at maritime ports of entry.
12 Nov 2014
Brazil's Special Ports Minister Cesar Borges has asserted that $1.095 billion) will be spent on the nation's ports sector before the end of 2015.