South America Trade & Logistics

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.

News & Analysis

12 Sep 2014
The Embraport container terminal in Santos this week signed a contract with Antaq, the regulatory body for waterways in Brazil, that gives it the status of a Terminal de Uso Privado, or a TUP or Private Use Terminal, making it exempt from certain labor rules.
Containerized U.S. imports rose 6.9 percent year-over-year in June.
28 Jul 2014
U.S. containerized imports in June showed substantial year-over-year growth, as labor negotiations on the West Coast seem to have induced an early ocean container shipping peak season.
10 Jul 2014
Port workers in Chile have been on strike since July 8, according to maritime service provider Inchcape Shipping Services.
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.

Commentary

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

Video

Roger Guenther, executive director, Port of Houston Authority, discusses trade lane growth, specifically with Asia and South America, the renaissance in the energy sector, and planning for future expansions at the port.