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

Roger Guenther
18 Apr 2014
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.
Envelope of money being handed over
09 Dec 2013
The takeover of the Lazaro Cardenas port in November by the Mexican army underscores an enduring reality in Latin America: its ports a breeding ground for corruption, according to the global risk consultancy Control Risks.
Container ship at the Port of Santos, Brazil
02 Oct 2013
Carriers are ready to deploy more mega-ships in the Latin American trades, but ports there may not be prepared to handle them, Juergen Pump, senior vice president of Hamburg Sud North America, told the South Carolina International Trade Conference.
30 Sep 2013
Trade barriers between the European Union, Costa Rica and El Salvador will be lifted on Oct. 1...
Map showing Buenaventura, Colombia
18 Sep 2013
International Container Terminal Services and PSA International have signed an agreement to jointly develop, construct and operate a container port and its ancillary facilities...
13 Sep 2013
Bremen-based forwarder Röhlig Logistics has acquired 100 percent of its South American agent Procargo.

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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.