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

30 Mar 2017
Hong Kong, China, Egypt, and Chile have modified their all-out ban of Brazilian beef exports to focus only on rejecting shipments from 21 packing plants.
19 Feb 2015
A healthier global economy, strong U.S. dollar and low fuel prices should give global logistics and transportation merger and acquisition activity a boost in 2015, according to consulting firm PwC US.
Porto Itapoa, Brazil
06 Feb 2015
One traditional group of Brazilian exporters, chicken producers, and one new importer of components, BMW, are helping the Porto Itapoa become a strong regional container port competitor.
25 Jan 2015
With the global middle class set to grow by nearly 3 billion people by 2030, congestion threatens to choke trade and economic growth, economist Walter Kemmsies told the SMC3 2015 JumpStart conference last week.
23 Jan 2015
After five years of strength in the southbound leg, the weakening value of the real is generating strong demand for Brazilian exports.
12 Nov 2014
Brazil's Special Ports Minister Cesar Borges has asserted that $1.095 billion) will be spent on the nation's ports sector before the end of 2015.

Commentary

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