South America Trade Data

South America Trade Data

In South America, efforts to boost private consumption and investment, particularly in the commodity-exporting countries in the region, are anticipated to enhance the expansion of trade volumes, according to the World Bank. However, longer-term forecasts are clouded, in some countries, by political uncertainties and fluctuations in demand for valuable South American commodities from China. 

Growth prospects for countries ruled by moderate governments – such as Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Chile -- are generally expected to continue strong, as those governments make structural reforms aimed at boosting the private sector. Elsewhere, political uncertainties could discourage investment and hinder growth prospects. Disruptions from natural disasters, negative spillovers from international financial market turbulence or a rise in trade protectionism, and further deterioration of domestic fiscal conditions could also set back the region’s growth, according to the World Bank.

The largest container ports in South America include Santos, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; San Antonio and Valparaiso, Chile; Cartagena and Buenaventura, Colombia; and Callao, Peru.

MSC container ship at Port of Marseilles
20 Feb 2013
Mediterranean Shipping Co., will increase rates on all southbound cargo from Europe and the Mediterranean to Australia and New Zealand, effective April 1.
20 Feb 2013
Hamburg Sud and Alianca Navegacao will increase rates for all cargoes from North Europe and the U.K. to South America’s east coast, effective April 1.
17 Feb 2013
China Logistics Group expects shipping volume on its South American route out of Shanghai to double in 2013.
12 Feb 2013
German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates by $500 per 20-foot-equivalent unit on its trade route from East Asia to Mexico and the west coasts of Central America and South America...
11 Feb 2013
UPS expanded its direct less-than-containerload offering to more than 300 additional ocean lanes in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America in 2012.
Sebastio Caboto vessel, the first of four to be delivered to Alianca.
01 Feb 2013
Ocean container carrier Alianca has received the first of four new identical vessels to be deployed in its Brazilian coastal service.
01 Feb 2013
France-based Delmas Shipping, a containerized freight and roll-on, roll-off shipping company, has added a call at Itajai, Brazil, on its South American SAMWAF line, replacing the call at Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil, in order to meet increased demand for refrigerated shipping services.
Cosco container ship at the Port of Felixstowe
01 Feb 2013
Cosco Container Lines today announced an emergency bunker surcharge adjustment for both eastbound and westbound shipments in Far East to Northwest Europe and Mediterranean trade, effective March 1, until further notice.
30 Jan 2013
Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates, beginning March 15, for all cargo from East Asia, excluding Japan, to the Persian Gulf.
MOL's new Guayaquil Paita Xpress service.
29 Jan 2013
Ocean carrier MOL, subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, has launched its Guayaquil Paita Xpress service.
18 Jan 2013
Freight trucking company ABF Global Supply Chain Services, a subsidiary of Arkansas Best, has added Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay to its ocean transport network...
17 Jan 2013
IAG Cargo, created from the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has appointed Rodrigo Casal as vice president of Latin America and Tony Snell as regional commercial manager of the Middle East and Africa...
11 Jan 2013
German carrier Hapag-Lloyd has announced a new service between Guaranao and El Guamache ports in Venezuela.
09 Jan 2013
Hapag-Lloyd has announced several changes to rates.
04 Dec 2012
Chilean Fresh Fruit Association today named Karen Brux North American managing director of the trade group.
shoes
15 Nov 2012
A continuing tight labor market in China is rapidly eroding that country’s share of U.S. footwear imports, as other nations like Vietnam are growing, according to a new JOC analysis.
13 Nov 2012
Global container volumes dropped in September both month-to-month and year-over-year as exports from major regions fell a
16 Oct 2012
Troy Container Line recently announced new less-than-container load weekly services to and from South America, starting on Oct. 18...
U.S. containerized imports of bananas - TEUs and year-over-year change. Source: PIERS
12 Oct 2012
U.S. containerized banana imports rose 9.6 percent in the first half of 2012 year-over-year, to 205,699 20-foot-equivalent units, according to data from PIERS, a JOC sister company.
Work Needed Before Ports in Latin America Will See Gains
10 Oct 2012
The Panama Canal expansion project will create huge opportunities for countries throughout Latin America, but ports in countries from Argentina to Venezuela have a lot of work to do if they’re to take full advantage of the trade growth that will develop when the enlarged canal opens in 2015.