The report raised economic forecasts for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), growth analysis for this region is not encouraging. The main reasons why the economy in this region will grow below the global trend is the lack of investment and poor investments.
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.
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”.
The New Era of the Ports: Projects and New Business Models in an Industry in Transformation
Panama City, April 11 & 12, 2018
The port business is in the process of transformation, adapting to the currents of change coming from the various sectors that make up the supply chain
According to Drewry Maritime Research, despite the upturn in the containers movement in 2017, the recent ports and trade statistics suggest that prospects are still too much on the defensive.