While the main terminals in the region and the auxiliary companies servicing the maritime sector have entered a wait and see mood, reflecting the global trade slowdown that has affected the entire region.
Most of them posted decreases in volumes in 2022, a trend that continued in the first half of 2023. However, port operators are optimistic that the situation should improve in 2024 and ‘revert to something more akin to the pre-pandemic mean.’
The exports and commodities produced by the region, justify the ongoing port expansion, the number of services and the increasing size of the vessels calling those ports, as we will see in those pages.
Meeting the goals of carbon zero for 2030 and 2040 concerns not only the shipping industry but the port operators and all the maritime industry actors.
While container shipping is now trying to come up with new solutions like hydrogen, methanol, and ammonia, ports and companies are already installing electric solutions and equipment. We look at the decarbonisation process and the new fuels that have raised the interest of the bunker industry.
- Latin American maritime industry overview
- US ports in focus: Port Everglades, PortMiami, Port of Long Beach
- Contecon Manzanillo: A green terminal
- 5G network in the Latin America port sector
- Cartagena - the largest transhipment hub in the Caribbean
- And much more!