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

10 Jul 2014
Port workers in Chile have been on strike since July 8, according to maritime service provider Inchcape Shipping Services.
20 Feb 2014
Singapore-based logistics developer GLP adds $230 million to its Brazilian development fund, which now totals $1.1 billion, to build out leasable distribution space in Brazil.
Port of Cartagena, Colombia
15 Jan 2014
U.S. trade with Latin America is poised to expand in the coming years, which highlights the need to accelerate port and infrastructure development in the region.
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...

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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.