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

13 Jul 2017
Moving into the position of third-largest, by population, state in the US has propelled Florida's food and beverage business, said Paul Anderson, Florida Ports Council Chairman and Port Tampa Bay CEO.
19 Mar 2016
Its economy, its currency and many of its commodity products may be tanking, but the decline has yet to ruffle the feathers of one of Brazil’s largest exports: chicken.
Brazil’s Port of Itajai, APM Terminals
25 Oct 2015
Leaders of Brazil’s Port of Itajai say government officials are moving to provide emergency funds for dredging needed to clear silt that has closed the nation’s second-largest container port for nearly a week.
Aerial photo of Santos port
25 Sep 2015
A university professor thinks he may have found a solution for saving a project to dredge the channel into the port of Santos to 17 meters, or 56 feet, and also the town’s prestigious beaches from erosion as a result of that dredging.
APM Terminals, Brazil Port of Itajai
24 Sep 2015
As a concession to the owners of the established port terminals and to encourage them to invest more in their container terminals, Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry has been negotiating to extend the concession periods before the contracts require.
12 Sep 2015
The Brazilian port of Sepetiba Tecon expects to double its container throughput in the second half of 2015 and should top 300,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units by year’s end.

Commentary

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