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

13 Jul 2017
Moving into the position of third-largest, by population, state in the US has propelled Florida's food and beverage business, said Paul Anderson, Florida Ports Council Chairman and Port Tampa Bay CEO.
08 Nov 2014
Brazil's port managers and unions are uniting to try to keep the country's Special Ports Ministry separate from the Ministry of Transport.
Port of Pecem, Brazil
31 Oct 2014
Booming refrigerated shipments have given a boost to containerized operations at Brazil’s Port of Pecem, which is operated by APM Terminals.
20 Oct 2014
The South Carolina Ports Authority today received the first ship call of a new consolidated South American east coast service that brings additional post-Panamax vessels to Charleston.
16 Oct 2014
Brasil Terminal Portuaria in the Port of Santos handled around 69,000 containers in the month of September, nudging ahead of long-time market leader Tecon Santos, which handled only 62,000 in September.
13 Oct 2014
APM Terminals' new Costa Rican container terminal cleared a major hurdle after the country's Supreme Court ratified a concession agreement between the terminal operator and the Costa Rican government.

Commentary

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