Category: Ports and Operators
The trend of alliances and mergers of shipping companies has not only changed the face of the shipping, but it has also redefined the elections of landfall at port, based on new parameters, as evidenced by the most recent Ports and Terminals Insight, of the consultant Drewry.
While in general the movement of containers in the region tended to the low, Cartagena, with a growth of 16% in the total of container movement and 14% in transhipment, became far port with better performance in container handling in 2015. On the other hand the port of Santos, with 2% growth with respect to 2014, remains that of greater movement of containers in the región, followed by the Panamanian ports of Atlantic and Pacific (Colon and Balboa), and Cartagena who overcame to Manzanillo, Mexico.
What happens then to the port at the mouth of the rio Punta Gorda river, projected as the Caribbean port of the Grand Canal? This study is not going at cross purposes from the Atlantic port of the Grand Canal or is that there are already doubts about the feasibility of this?
Santos, main Latin American port, mobilizes the tenth part of TEU to Shanghai, main port in the world.