South America Trade & Logistics

Between 1986 and 2010, Latin America's share of global exports increased from 4.4 percent to 6.9 percent, according to the World Bank, but underdeveloped infrastructure places even its fastest-growing nations — Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru — at a competitive disadvantage.

Special Coverage

A gradual return to more open domestic and international trade policies provided a small spark to the Brazilian economy in late 2016 and boosts carrier optimism.

News & Analysis

12 Mar 2017
Unprecedented consolidation of ocean carriers and the restructuring of global vessel-sharing alliances from four to three is wreaking havoc on several smaller Brazilian container terminals.
Manaus on the map
03 Jul 2015
Chibatao and Super Terminais, the two container terminals serving Manaus, are both getting their operational acts together before more competition heats up in the region, investing a combined $115.5 million in new equipment and terminal improvements this year.
Alianca ship at port of Manaus, Brazil
02 Jul 2015
One of the most isolated and intriguing cities in the world, Manaus, Brazil, also presents some of the most difficult container shipping challenges to be found anywhere.
29 May 2015
APM Terminals has fired 130 dockworkers at its general cargo terminal in Callao, Peru, where a strike has been ongoing since May 13.
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.
13 May 2015
APT Terminals and a dockworkers union offer disputing views on the impact of a labor dispute at Peru's Port of Callao, a major maritime gateway on the West Coast of South America.

Commentary

JOC economist Mario O. Moreno updates his projections regarding U.S. containerized trade with South America.