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APM Terminals responds to claims of flawed Callao Muelle Norte concession - Peru

Officials from APM Terminals – the concessionaire of Callao port’s Muelle Norte terminal – are looking to dispel any doubts over the way the company won its concession in Peru, officials from the Dutch port operator told BNamericas.

A group of legislators, led by Peru’s congressional VP, Manuel Merino, called for the cancellation of the […]


Maersk Exits Chile, Peru, NW Europe Container Service

Maersk Line has decided to cut its Andean service between Chile & Peru to Northwest Europe

In a release, the company said the last Andean vessel from Latin America to North Europe would be the Marianne Schulte, which is set to leave Chilean port San Antonio on May 20 and Peruvian port Callao on May […]


Peru, UK Diplomatic Spat Deepens Over Cancelled Frigate Visit

Peru has stood for years by Argentina in its dispute over the ownership of the Falkland Islands, even sending fighter planes to Argentina during its 1982 war with Britain over control of the islands. The U.K. is the second largest source of foreign investment in Peru.

On Monday, Peru reversed an earlier decision by […]


'Peru isn't anyone’s colony,' Peru Pres. Humala says over denial to UK's warship

Ollanta Humala, President of Peru

Peru’s President Ollanta Humala said today his country won’t tolerate any foreign impositions on its internal affairs. The Andean leader alluded to the resolution to prevent the UK’s HMS Montrose frigate from docking at El Callao port in Lima after ending its patrol mission in the disputed Malvinas Islands.



Peru revokes British ship’s docking permission

On Monday Peru’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Rafael Roncagliolo said the government had revoked permission for the British ship HMS Montrose to dock at the Callao Naval base.

According to Andina, Roncagliolo said the decision reflects the country’s support of Argentina over the Falkland Islands dispute.

From Peru This Week


Peru authorizes visit by British ship, causes controversy in Argentina

Peru’s decision to allow the visit of a British warship has cause controversy in Argentina, reported El Comercio.

The Peruvian government authorized the British ship to dock in the port of Callao from Thursday 22 to Monday 26 of March. The ship’s visit was approved by Peru’s congress on February 27 2012.

The ship’s stop […]


DP World Chairman Tours Callao Terminal in Peru

The Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World has toured DP World Callao, the largest and most efficient container terminal on South America’s Pacific Coast, and met with Oscar Valdez, Prime Minister of Peru, to discuss how the company can continue to contribute to Peru’s growth.

Peru is one of the fastest growing emerging markets […]


APM Terminals to invest US$307M in Callao’s Muelle Norte

APM Terminals Callao said it will invest US$307 million in the first and second phase of modernization of Terminal Muelle Norte (North Terminal) at Callao, Peru’s largest port.

The technical file of the project was submmited to the National Port Authority (APN) on Tuesday, January 10. Henrik Kristensen, CEO of APM Terminals Callao, stated that […]


Bolivia’s Morales hopes to build railway to Peru

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales (left) is shown meeting with China’s President Hu Jintao in August. Morales said after the visit that Chinese officials expressed interest in making the railway project a priority. It’s not immediately clear how much the railway would cost, or how much financial support China might provide. Credit: Xinhua photo by […]


Construction of Peru’s Muelle Sur second phase to begin Sep. 2012

Callao's Muelle Sur

Dubai Port (DP) World, concessionary of Muelle Sur in the port of Callao, Peru, is expected to start the second phase of investments in said terminal in approximately 11 months, that is, in September next year, president of the National Port Authority Frank Boyle announced Thursday.

Ositran recently announced that operations […]


Panamá cree que puerto del Callao se encamina a ser el hub de Sudamérica

The ILWU Coast Longshore Division has assisted SUTRAMPORPC, the dockworkers union at Callao, in protecting and utilizing their collective bargaining rights.

ENGLISH SUMMARY: Panamanian officials say that the Port of Callao, Peru, is positioned to be the major transhipment hub of South America due to its location on the continent and the country’s investments […]


South and Latin America continue to attracting investment from the big operators

The global crisis certainly focused the minds of the operators in terms of future concession bids, and the focus is largely on the obvious targets, including South America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

“In all of those regions, growing middle class populations are the new consumers with new buying power, so shipping […]


DP Traffic Grew 11 Percent in First Half

DP World said an 11 percent jump in container traffic in the first half of the year will deliver “significant improvement” to the Dubai-based terminal operator’s earnings in the period, which it will release Aug. 25.

Gross volumes at the group’s 49 terminals rose to 26.2 million 20-foot equivalent units from 23.7 million TEUs in […]


Continúan polémicas en torno a concesión del Muelle Norte de Callao

[ENGLISH SUMMARY: Shipping agents at Callao, Peru, are the latest in a line of parties expressing dissatisfaction over the concession of Muelle Norte the north dock, to APM Terminals. Officials say that just 10 days after APM took over operations, the docks are chaotic, slow, seeing ships leave before being fully discharged, and increased costs. […]


APMT’s Callao North concession under scrutiny

Port of Callao, Peru

No sooner than it starts up operations, APM Terminals faces the challenge of a new government in Callao

The incoming Peruvian government has warned that the existing contract with APM Terminals at its new Callao North Terminal could be renegotiated if it deems that any clauses are not in the […]