South American Ports

Coverage of container shipping and logistics at South American ports throughout the region such as Buenos Aires, Argentina, Valparasio, Chile, and Callao, Peru, as well as the biggest container port in South America, the Port of Santos, Brazil.

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

Traffic at Venezuelan ports such as Puerto de La Guaira‎, pictured, has plummeted in recent years because of the collapse in the price of oil and government mismanagement of the economy.
25 Aug 2016
It is hard to believe that Venezuela’s container import business could get any worse — but it has done just that in 2016.
23 Aug 2016
Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer is pushing ahead with initiatives to boost trade following the likely impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
Sepetiba Tecon, pictured, is up for sale, and a delegation of Chinese visitors might be interested in the terminal.
17 Aug 2016
The Chinese Olympic team wasn’t the only group of visitors from the manufacturing powerhouse in Brazil this month.
11 Aug 2016
Porto Itapoa is on pace to be the fastest-growing port in Brazil for the second year in a row.
The port of Singapore, pictured, is the world's busiest, but it is a bit less busy than last year.
10 Aug 2016
Global container traffic will likely grow at the second-slowest rate since 2009.
01 Aug 2016
Record fog is delaying shipments at South America’s busiest port of Santos, Brazil, adding to other woes shippers are coping with, including from customs slowdowns and a recurring labor dispute.
26 Jul 2016
Dockworker arrests are only the latest intrigue at South America's busiest container port.
Terminal de Conteineres de Paranagua, pictured, in 2015 became the second-busiest box port in Brazil.
22 Jul 2016
The owners of the second-biggest container port in Brazil are preparing to sell the facility.
Employees of the Brazilian customs agency, pictured, are pressuring interim President Michel Temer to live up to the promises of his predecessor, and in the process are threatening to gridlock essential customs functions during the Olympics.
21 Jul 2016
Brazilian shippers are suffering from a double whammy of industrial action this week.
APMT hopes that new cranes able to handle some of the largest mega-ships afloat, pictured, will help transform Pecem, Brazil, into a regional container hub.
21 Jul 2016
APM Terminals and port owner Cearaportus hope to turn the Brazilian Port of Pecem into a regional east coast South America hub.