South American Ports

South American Ports

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

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.
24 May 2015
Chicken exporters are among those shippers that have suffered major delays and rollovers of cargo at the south Brazilian port of Itajai after waves as high as 3.5 meter (11.4 feet) closed the gateway for four days earlier this week.
22 May 2015
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week visited Brazil and other South American countries and offered to spend billions of dollars on major infrastructure projects, including in the ports and railroad sectors.
18 May 2015
Fruit exports from Chile and Peru are off to a promising start in 2015 thanks in large part to better weather and increasing demand from key overseas markets.
Rio de Janeiro port
12 May 2015
Sinda-Rio, the ship agents association for Rio de Janeiro, is protesting an effort by a group of port workers to do what they deem unnecessary work that will adds cost to shippers using Brazil’s third busiest port.
APM Terminals, Callao, Peru
12 May 2015
Roughly 650 union dockworkers at the busiest terminal in Callao, Peru, the largest container gateway for the west coast of South America, have threatened to begin an indefinite strike Wednesday.
11 May 2015
After more than 18 months of delays, the much heralded first phase of Brazil’s more than Reais 10 billion ($3.36 billion) port concession program received the go-ahead to proceed from the Tribunal de Contas da Uniao.
Port of Santos, Brazil
08 May 2015
The port authority for Santos in Brazil, Codesp, has been given permission to increase rates by a whopping 31.7 percent, and shippers should prepare for the increased costs.
30 Apr 2015
A fast-growing terminal operator at the port Rio Grande wants to expand its quay so it can handle three vessels each with capacities of 10,000 twenty-foot equivalent units instead of just two that size.