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

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.
02 Aug 2017
Shipping lines and shippers are apoplectic.
21 Jul 2017
The key Brazilian port of Santos’ efforts to bounce back from draft restrictions were set back this week.
21 Jul 2017
The market share gains came even as Brazilian coffee exports fell.
17 Jul 2017
In its tight competition with Paranagua for the title of chicken export capital of the world, Itajai will need to be able to handle larger tonnage if it is to succeed.
12 Jul 2017
Neither Codesp, nor CPSP could say when the full draft would be restored.
07 Jul 2017
An Asia-ECSA service is a prime example of why ports around the world are racing to upgrade their infrastructure to keep up with growing ship sizes.
05 Jul 2017
The draft restrictions are particularly problematic for Santos because of the seemingly ceaseless upsizing of tonnage taking place on the east coast of South America.
03 Jul 2017
Carriers can lose up to 16 hours as vessels wait to be refueled.
28 Jun 2017
The long-neglected south Brazilian port of Imbituba has secured its first deep-sea contract in more than two years.
26 Jun 2017
The Cape Sounio is the largest vessel in the Israeli ocean carrier’s fleet.