Latin America box traffic reverses declines

Recently released figures from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) show that regional ports boosted container traffic by 6.7% in the first quarter of 2017.

This reverses the slowdown in activity reported in 2016, with strong container throughput growth in eight countries. These were Nicaragua (22.1%), Panama (12.6%), Mexico (10.0%), Chile (10.0%), Peru (8.2%), Dominican Republic (38.8%), Guatemala (6.9%) and Honduras (7.7%).

Uruguay (2.7%), Brazil (1.4%), Costa Rica (1.2%) and El Salvador (1%) posted lesser growth.

Three countries saw negative growth: Colombia (-4.7%), Argentina (9.1%) and Ecuador (-6.1%).

The ports where traffic increased the fastest were: Caucedo (54%), Haina (18%), Suape (31%), Puertos Barrios (29.5%), Colón (26.4%), Valparaíso (21.9%), Paita (18.2%), Callao (7.3%), Veracruz (13.5%), Manzanillo (10.3%) and Altamira (9.9).

Those with the largest decreases were Guayaquil (-6.1%), Buenos Aires (-9.1%), Paranaguá (-7.3%) and Buenaventura (-1.5%), respectively in Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia.

Latest Jobs

Marine Operations Superintendent

The Marine Operations Superintendent’s role includes two main areas of responsibility: Read more

QSHE Compliance Lead

Applicants are invited to apply for the QSHE Compliance Lead vacancy within the Containers Departmen... Read more

Marine Officer Pilot

Applicants are invited to apply for the above vacancy within the Marine Department, based at Greenoc... Read more

Events Sales Executive

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and talented Sales Executive to join our fast-gro... Read more

View all jobs