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

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.
Container ship
26 Sep 2014
Hamburg Sud subsidiary Alianca Navegacao e Logistica has expanded its coverage of the east coast of South America by adding two new vessels into its Brazilian cabotage and Mercosur Gran Cabotage services.
25 Sep 2014
South American ports are struggling to keep up with explosive growth in demand. The average size of ships calling on the east coast of South America has increased 140 percent since 2006, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
17 Sep 2014
The northern Chile port of Iquique plans an $80 million expansion.
12 Sep 2014
The Embraport container terminal in Santos this week signed a contract with Antaq, the regulatory body for waterways in Brazil, that gives it the status of a Terminal de Uso Privado, or a TUP or Private Use Terminal, making it exempt from certain labor rules.
Brazilian Association of Port Terminals President Wilen Manteli
02 Sep 2014
The Brazilian Association of Port Terminals has launched a campaign to try and keep politics out of the Brazilian port sector.

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.