ECLAC’s specialist, Ricardo Sánchez, in an interview with MundoMaritimo of Chile, reveals an innovative approach on the stagnation in the movement of containers in Latin America, consistent in that the proportion of commodities is higher than the 20 years ago, fact that generat the use of fewer containers, which leads to rethinking the previous trend that all the growth of the container was explained by trade, by technological change. Today not anymore: there are other factors that make that be reduced by what we can expect that we do not have growth rates of the containers as spectacular as we had 10 years ago. This reaffirms the so repeated position of Latinports of the need to rethink the port business.
Category: Point of View
For Ricardo Sánchez from ECLAC, it was time to face the challenges of the near future
President of Puertos del Estado, José Llorca, predicted that the current process of alliances that it carry out the shipping companies around the world, aims to take control of all aspects involved in the logistics chain.
Within the framework of its participation as a speaker at the seminar “Port Community System (PCS), coordination tools for the port logistics”, the Spanish specialist Lluís Miró, consultant in the area of ports and logistics of the company IDOM (Engineering and Management Works and Mounting), Pablo Fortin of PortalPortuario.cl gave his vision regarding the current Chilean port development and the challenges of the industry , concepts that apply in general to all the Latin American ports.
As of general interest, we transcribe interview of Mundo Maritimo of Chile to Latinports’ executive director, Julian Palacio, following his presentation on the recent Latin American Port Expansion Summit in Lima, Peru, where he explained that “while creating unnecessary port infrastructure, internal transport is neglected”.