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.

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


DP World incumple leyes laborales portuarias

To read this article in English, click on the image above.

CALLAO, PERU: Luego de constantes protestas del sindicato, y la intervención del ministro a DP World, para fiscalizar las contrataciones del ente portuario, finalmente la comisión del MINTRA, falló a favor de los estibadores y reconoció que DP World transgredió la ley del […]


Peru's ProInversion to award Muelle Norte modernization by year-end

Though the article below is from a pro-privatization news source, Callao's longshore workers have protested DP World as "abusive" and "disrespectful of the law," and for "making a mockery of union longshore workers."

Peru’s private investment promotion agency ProInversion will award a project to modernize and operate Callao port’s Muelle Norte terminal by end-December, […]


MSC, Enapu sign service agreement at the Port of Callao, Peru

Callao is one of many Latin American ports that's undergoing privatization schemes that undermine longshore workers' jobs.

Switzerland’s Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has signed a service agreement with Peruvian national ports operator Enapu to allow cheaper tariffs at Callao (“ki-YOW”) port’s Muelle Norte terminal.

Enapu’s operations at Muelle Norte will face competition from the […]


Peru Declares Emergency at Port Callao

Port of Callao, Peru. For the full article, see the Journal of Commerce.

The government of Peru declared a 60-day emergency in an effort to end a dock strike at Callao, the country’s largest port.

Declaration of a state of emergency will allow the armed forces and police to intervene and restore operations in […]