The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Stevedores strike Peruvian port

From FruitNet:

A 24-hour strike by stevedores at the Peruvian port of Callao has resulted in “important” losses for the country’s economy according to the association of port operators ASPPOR. It has accused workers of making “strange” and “unreasonable” demands, including the waving of sanctions for failing to turn up for work at weekends, and […]


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 […]


Peru: Congressman calls for cancellation of Muelle Norte, Paita port concessions

‘Although APM Terminals first offered investments of US$1.9bn, it was awarded the concession for US$750mn,’ a press release from congress quoted committee member Eric Wong as saying.

The vice president of Peru’s congress, Manuel Merino, has called for the cancellation of the concession contracts for Callao port’s Muelle Norte terminal and Paita port following […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


Callao terminal officially signed over to APM Terminals

The concession contract finalized on May 12th called for APM Terminals to assume operational control of the terminal within 60 days of signing the concession agreement. On May 1st the Government of Peru had named APM Terminals Callao the winner of the bidding process. The terms of the concession include the investment of $749 million […]


APM to begin operating Muelle Norte by July 1

Consortium APM Terminals Callao is due to begin operating the Muelle Norte terminal at Peru’s Callao port by July 1.

National port authority APN has until July 11 at the latest to transfer operations from national port company Enapu to the consortium, state news agency Andina reported.

APM is confident they will complete investments in […]


APM Terminals Signs 30-Year Peru Terminal Pact

Under the terms of the contract signed Thursday, APMT will invest $749 million to update and expand the existing facility into a modern multi-purpose terminal serving general, roll-on, roll-off, breakbulk and containerized cargos as well as cruise ships.

The new APMT concession in Peru is part of its strategy to focus new terminal investments in […]


Muelle Norte Concession Shows Peru has World’s Confidence, Says Pres Garcia

NOTE: The following news predates this week’s presidential elections in which the front runner to replace Alan Garcia opposes the Muelle Norte concession.

The concession of the Muelle Norte terminal at Peru’s Callao port shows that Peru has the world’s confidence despite the upcoming presidential elections, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said.

Dutch-based port operator APM […]


APM to Operate Peruvian Terminal

Callao Dockworkers have been protesting labor abuse at the hands of the other concessioner at Callao, DP World. Click on the image to read more from the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

A consortium led by APM Terminals, the terminal-operating division of A.P. Moller-Maersk, was awarded the contract to modernize and operate the multipurpose Muelle […]


Strike ‘paralyzes’ Peruvian port

Dockworkers ‘paralyzed’ the Peruvian port of Puerto Callao Wednesday in a strike over the lack of labor rights in a concession contract, according to Peru’s Association of Exporters (ADEX).

The Callao Maritime and Port Workers Union (SUTRAMPORPC) engaged in the 24-hour strike to protest the contract as it did not grant labor rights to employees […]


Controversy hits Callao concession

Peruvian dockworkers, including Luis Negreiros (center) have told the ILWU Coast Longshore Division that DP World hires nonunion dockworkers at the terminal it operates in Callao. Also pictured: Coast Committeemen Leal Sundet and Ray Ortiz, Jr.

Despite an initial judgement to allow DP World to bid for Callao’s Muelle Norte terminal, the claim that […]


MTC: DP World olvida compromiso de competencia al buscar participar en concesión del Terminal Norte

[ENGLISH SUMMARY: Peru’s Minister of Transport and Communications says that DP World is failing to make good on its commitment not to bid on the concession of the Port of Callao’s North Dock. DP World, which already operates the South Dock, is engaging in a legal battle for the right to bid on the North […]


DP World violates port labor laws

This December 7 news article is translated below. Click on the image to read the original text in Spanish.

CALLAO, PERU: After ongoing union protests, and the intervention of the Minister to DP World in overseeing the agency’s recruitment, the MINTRA (Labor and Economic Development Minister) commission has ruled in favor of dockworkers, and […]