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.
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.
20 Aug 2014
Brazilian waterways regulator Antaq approved $1.73 billion in upgrades for ports in Rio de Janeiro and Santos.

Commentary

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