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South American Ports

Coverage of container shipping and logistics at South American ports throughout the region such as Buenos Aires, Argentina, Valparasio, Chile, and Callao, Peru, as well as the biggest container port in South America, the Port of Santos, Brazil.

Commentary

2013 will be a continued year of change.

News & Analysis

Port of Santos.
05 Jul 2018
The suspension decision was implemented after delegates from the National Sindifisco and a politician close to Brazilian President Michel Temer reached an agreement.
A container ship in Brazil.
08 Jun 2018
The Temer administration’s deal to end the truckers’ strike included minimum freight rates that some shippers argue favored truckers too much.
Brazil truckers on strike - May 2018.
23 May 2018
Truckers and others are striking because Petrobras, the state-controlled oil company, has gradually increased diesel prices — by more than 40 percent — over six months, at the same time that the Temer administration has substantially hiked fuel taxes.
Port of Santos.
18 May 2018
One shipping agent based in Santos, who represents a European carrier, said that the Port of Santos has been in “chaotic turmoil for most of this year,” but this week had been “the worst.”
Port of Itaqui, Brazil.
02 May 2018
Port managers want to re-brand the locale in a new, distinct role, with an eye toward two key markets.
The Port of Santos.
27 Apr 2018
The union has increased it's "all-day strikes" from one day to three days per week, and as a result, up to 4,000 containers are delayed daily, some for up to 21 days.
Grupo Libra T-35 Terminal.
24 Apr 2018
The end of Grupo Libra operations at the Port of Santos would cause problems for shippers, freight forwarders, and non-vessel operating common carriers, as it would reduce their options and could lead to a rise in terminal handling charges, as well as fewer deepsea services.
Container ship - Buenos Aires
09 Apr 2018
Argentina’s economy and international trade volumes have disappointed economists and analysts for a decade, but current economic and related conditions suggest that the South American country is headed for a sustained period of economic and trade growth.
Port of Santos.
28 Mar 2018
Shippers are benefiting from a new Contrail intermodal terminal and railroad service from the São Paulo hinterland to the key Brazilian Port of Santos. The Jundiaí Intermodal Terminal is strategically located and has opened at an opportune time — as Brazil’s container volumes rise with the strengthening regional and global economies.
Brazil Intermodal South America Trade Show 2018
14 Mar 2018
From the first day of Brazil's Intermodal South America Trade Show 2018, it was clear that port, railroad, and airport privatizations were back on the agenda.
25 Jan 2018
To accommodate the market share gains, the port is ramping up its expansion program, which will boost capacity from 500,000 TEU to 1.2 million TEU.
18 Jan 2018
CMA CGM is strengthening its presence on the east coast of South America.
08 Jan 2018
The news is welcome by Santos port shippers and carriers because their costs have been substantially above the Brazilian national and international averages in recent years.
21 Dec 2017
Larger ships are arriving in greater numbers along the east coast of South America (ECSA).
14 Dec 2017
Most of the improvement stems from the company's $44.1 million investment in new equipment, including three ship-to-shore gantry cranes, at the year’s start.
08 Dec 2017
Brazilian terminal operators have slowly been squeezed out of the market as international players such as China Merchants Port Holdings, which has 90 percent of TCP, and DP World break into Brazil.
01 Dec 2017
Fruit shippers' longstanding frustration with what they describe as high rates and low service levels could change with the introduction of more competition.
27 Nov 2017
Dredging at the port of Rio de Janeiro will enable it to handle ships of 10,000 to 12,000 TEU.
21 Nov 2017
Strike action by the Receita Federal (customs) in Brazil has intensified as it enters its fourth week and is now causing severe delays.
03 Nov 2017
Receita Federal (customs) officers in the port of Santos are escalating their slowdowns and strikes that began last week.
25 Oct 2017
“The Receita Federal is intent on pushing the pedal of pain down this week.”
24 Oct 2017
The United States is the largest market for Brazilian coffee exports.
19 Oct 2017
The shuttle plugs a gap in south Brazilian logistical networks that emerged seven years ago.
12 Oct 2017
Shippers have suffered several waves of strikes and slowdowns over the past 14 months.
12 Oct 2017
Santos Brasil’s plan to sell two terminals will cost it its title as South America’s largest container terminal operator.
05 Oct 2017
“The expectation is that the work on the short-term solution will begin later this year.”
22 Sep 2017
The Port of Santos may have to close for lengthy periods to lift some of the missing containers from the seabed.
16 Sep 2017
Codesa runs the ports of Praia Mole and Vitoria.
12 Sep 2017
“Today only between 2 and 3 percent of throughput at the port of Santos goes via rail.”
31 Aug 2017
The MESA service between the east coast South America and the Mediterranean operates weekly and will have northbound and southbound calls.
25 Aug 2017
The Brazilian government has established a working group to explore the privatization of dredging operations and set a 90-day deadline.
17 Aug 2017
Log-In Logistica is reeling following the loss of 47 containers into the sea and a decline in volumes in the second quarter.
15 Aug 2017
Brazilian chicken exporters are cheering.
11 Aug 2017
The new depth is still shy of the original draft.
04 Aug 2017
The situation is so acute at Santos that it has grabbed the attention of the highest levels of the federal government in the capital of Brasilia.