South America News


Porto Itapoá Investing in New Equipment

Mar 22, 2023

Brazil’s privately run Porto Itapoá is investing 'heavily' amid strong cargo volume growth, announced APM Terminals, who holds a 30% share in the terminal on the north coast of Santa Catarina.Volumes at Porto Itapoá grew by more than 14% in 2022 (885…

Panama Gives Canada's First Quantum Go-ahead to Operate Port Terminal

Mar 13, 2023

Panama's Maritime Authority has lifted a suspension on First Quantum Minerals' operations at the port of Punta Rincon, which the Canadian company uses to export copper concentrate from its key Cobre Panama mine, company sources said late on Friday…

DP World Invests $35 Million in Port of Santos

Mar 03, 2023

DP World announced it will invest $35 million in 2023 to expand and modernize its facilities on the left bank of Brazil’s Port of Santos.With the investment, the company plans to increase annual movement capacity from 1.2 million TEUs to 1.4 million TEUs and expand the size of the quay from 1…

Svitzer Expands Into Brazil's Port of Salvador

Mar 01, 2023

A.P. Moller-Maersk's towage arm Svitzer announced it has expanded its presence in Brazil to provide operations and services at the Port of Salvador, including Aratu Port Complexes.Svitzer said it will deploy two 'modern and high-powered' tugs…

Konecranes to Deliver Mobile Harbor Crane to Guyana

Feb 22, 2023

Finland's Konecranes reports it has received an order to deliver two mobile harbor cranes to Guyana's Port of Georgetown.In Q3 2022, two port operating companies in Guyana – Muneshwers Ltd. and John Fernandes Ltd. – made a joint order for two…

Guyana's Shore Base Project Could Cut Shipping Costs by About 12%

Feb 16, 2023

Companies working on a $300 million logistics facility in Guyana that will support offshore oil operations said on Wednesday the shore base will help reduce shipping costs for supplies by as much as 12% by allowing larger supply vessels to dock…

SAAM Towage Certifies Its Carbon Footprint

Jan 17, 2023

For the fifth year in a row, SAAM Towage was recognized by the Ministry of the Environment’s Huella Chile program for measuring and assuring its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during 2021.“Our commitment is to continually seek alternatives that…

Security at Brazilian Port Reinforced on Invasion Threat

Jan 11, 2023

Brazilian oil workers union FUP said on Wednesday that intelligence staff at state-run Petrobras are aware of a potential plan to invade its Transpetro terminal located in the Maceio port in northeast Brazil.The threat comes as Brazil braces…

Robbers Pull Off Multimillion-dollar Copper Heist in Chilean Port

Jan 11, 2023

Chilean authorities said on Wednesday they were investigating a violent heist in Chile's main seaport where thieves stole several shipping containers filled with copper belonging to state-owned giant Codelco.Juan Carlos Catalan, the local prosecutor…

Lack of Dredging Could Delay Chevron's Venezuela Oil Exports

Jan 05, 2023

A shipping channel snafu is slowing Chevron Corp’s efforts to load tankers at one of its four Venezuelan joint ventures and bring heavy crude to the United States, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.Washington in November authorized the last major U…

US Judge Orders Norwegian Cruise Line to Pay $110 Million for Use of Cuba Port

Jan 01, 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line must pay $110 million in damages for use of a port that Cuba's government confiscated in 1960, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday, a milestone for Cuban-Americans seeking compensation for Cold-War era asset seizures.The decision by U…

Brazil Will Halt Santos Port Privatization

Dec 22, 2022

Brazil's government will not proceed with the privatization of the port of Santos, the largest in Latin America, the incoming minister of ports and airports was quoted as saying on Thursday by a Brazilian newspaper.Marcio Franca, tapped to head…

Access to Brazil's Paranagua Port Blocked by Landslides

Nov 30, 2022

Brazil's Paranagua port authority said on Tuesday that landslides caused by heavy rainfall blocked road and rail access to the port, the second busiest for grain exports in the country.In a statement, the authority said other port operations…

Trucker Blockades in Brazil Could Hit Ag Exports

Oct 31, 2022

Roadblocks in at least 12 Brazilian states by truckers who support outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro could affect agricultural exports in one of the world's top food producers, according to the head of a key state farm lobby.Bolsonaro lost Sunday's…

Hapag-Lloyd to Acquire SAAM's Terminal Business for $1 Billion

Oct 04, 2022

Hapag-Lloyd AG and SM SAAM have signed a binding agreement under which Hapag-Lloyd will acquire 100 % of the shares of SAAM Ports S.A. and SAAM Logistics S.A. and thereby the entire company’s terminal business and associated logistics services…

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