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

Port of Pecem, Brazil
31 Oct 2014
Booming refrigerated shipments have given a boost to containerized operations at Brazil’s Port of Pecem, which is operated by APM Terminals.
05 Aug 2014
With the pending expansion to the Port of Savannah of a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program, three southern U.S. ports will be able to receive South American blueberries and grapes.
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.

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.