South America

  • Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas

    Santos reckoning

    2021-10-29T14:35:00+01:00

    A public consultation on the privatisation of the Port of Santos should take place later this year.

  • Contecar Terminal

    CARTAGENA SETS THE STANDARD

    2021-09-08T20:12:00+01:00

    Colombia may not have won that many medals at the recent Tokyo Olympics but its key port of Cartagena is certainly a winner in the transshipment business.

  • Port of Montevideo

    MONTEVIDEO HUB HOPES

    2021-09-08T18:11:00+01:00

    With priority now established for TCP in container handling and Paraguayan transshipment returning the ambition is to establish Montevideo as the leading regional hub.

  • TecPlata

    Santa Fe boost

    2021-08-19T10:06:00+01:00

    A new collaboration will see the Port of Santa Fe in Argentina expand its operational reach.

  • railroad

    ARICA RAILROAD READIES

    2021-07-21T20:47:00+01:00

    Truckers are fighting the opening of the railroad between La Paz, Bolivia and the port of Arica in northern Chile but it seems inevitable. Rob Ward reports.

  • Imetame Logística Porto

    Green light for new South American port

    2021-06-14T12:24:00+01:00

    Construction of a new multipurpose port in South America has been authorised.

  • Port of Açu

    Port growth masterplan

    2021-06-10T11:06:00+01:00

    A digital growth masterplan is being developed at a South American port to aid smart development.

  • Guayaquil

    THE WORLD’S BANANA REPUBLIC

    2021-06-09T16:57:00+01:00

    Ecuador had a very difficult 2020 due to COVID-19 but prospects are now improving. Rob Ward assesses the impact on ports and looks at expected developments for 2021.

  • Sepetiba Tecon

    SEPETIBA TECON SURVIVES

    2021-06-08T16:54:00+01:00

    Brazil’s leading association for port terminal operators has vented its fury at the attempts to close the Sepetiba Tecon container terminal and CSN solid bulk terminal, as Rob Ward discovers.

  • renewal exchange

    Santos operator bid

    2021-06-01T09:44:00+01:00

    A Brazilian terminal operator is taking early steps to renew its contract at the country’s largest port with substantial investment plans.

  • cars

    BRAZIL RO-RO CHALLENGES

    2021-05-24T09:00:00+01:00

    After a torrid 2020, operators of Brazil’s ro-ro terminals are hoping for a significant improvement in vehicles handled this year but challenges remain. Rob Ward investigates.

  • Port of Santos

    Brazil’s ports face national strike

    2021-05-10T17:52:00+01:00

    Brazil’s ports are facing a national 24-hour strike that could significantly impact shipping operations.

  • Iván Ontaneda (left) with José Antonio

    Ecuador economic port zone

    2021-04-23T16:28:00+01:00

    A special economic zone at an Ecuadorian port will boost the country’s foreign trade.

  • Super terminal in Santos

    3D CHESS IN SANTOS

    2021-04-21T22:03:00+01:00

    Rob Ward examines in depth the forthcoming Santos port privatisation and charts why the process is going to be very complicated.

  • Port of Santos

    BRAZIL ROLLS OUT PRIVATISATION PROGRAMME

    2021-04-19T08:00:00+01:00

    The latest phase of Brazilian port privatisation and terminal concessioning is rolling out. Rob Ward talks exclusively to the country’s Minister for Ports and Waterways.