South American Ports

South American Ports

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

25 Aug 2014
Officials at Argentina’s port of Rosario have urged their federal government to suspend a resolution that has banned cargo transshipment through Uruguay, alleging that the measure is severely affecting regional trade, the Buenos Aires Herald reports.
Edith Maersk
25 Aug 2014
The persistent congestion clogging major gateway ports in the U.S. and Europe is raising a debate about whether it’s just peak-season volumes causing delays in import shipments or the inability of ports to handle the sharp growth in container ship sizes.
20 Aug 2014
Brazilian waterways regulator Antaq approved $1.73 billion in upgrades for ports in Rio de Janeiro and Santos.
47 percent of ships with a capacity of 10,000 20-foot containers or more were delayed for 12 hours or more
12 Aug 2014
Nearly half of all post-Panamax ships saw delays of 12 hours or more at North and South American ports in July, according to a new study released by CargoSmart.
10 Jun 2014
A nationwide dockworker strike planned to begin today in Brazil has been postponed.
06 Jun 2014
Chile’s Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso has ordered three large ship-to-shore cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes to boost capacity.
06 Jun 2014
A nationwide dockworker strike is planned to begin on June 10 in Brazil, according to maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services.
02 May 2014
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a joint venture with a Brazilian consortium to develop a new deep-sea multi-purpose port in South America’s largest nation.
Chuquicamata, the world’s biggest open pit copper mine in northern Chile.
17 Jan 2014
More than a dozen ongoing port strikes across Chile are threatening copper, fruit and other exports from the South American country, according to multiple news agencies.
Valparaiso, Chile
13 Jan 2014
As Maersk Line creates a new container shipping division to cater to the north-south trades in Latin America, NVOCCs are also ramping up investments in the growing region.