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Containers Cargo Movement Increases 6% in 2017: Eclac

This average percentage says a recovery with respect to that recorded in the last three years, when growth rates were low or negative at the regional and global levels. Countries whose container terminals had a greater contribution to the variation in the volume of cargo operated with respect to the previous year are: Dominican Republic (24%), Colombia (13%), Mexico (12%) and Panama (10%). ECLAC said that the region top 10 ports caught in aggregate form 48% of containers, with a variation of 8%, two points above the regional average.

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The Great Challenge of the Port Sector

After the crisis that affected the port sector during the current decade (apparently already overcome), which left us bitter experiences as a result of the indiscriminate expansion and proliferation of terminals, must avoid to continue the oversizing and rather focus on work in the still poor logistics and internal connectivity.

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The Boom Can Last Little

In an interview with Portfolio of Colombia, President of the Inter-American Development Bank said that “it is clear that the good times are back, but more than one considers that this boom can last a little and that there are many crosswinds that must provide attention. More than one recalls that ten years ago everything seemed very well and a few months later the bubble burst”.