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.

No solution in sight for dockers’ strike at Callao port

Hundreds of union dockworkers are without work during the strike. The union called on the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Peruvian authorities to intervene over allegations that APM Terminals was acting illegally and disregarding the risks to health by using seafarers to assist with unloading containers.

The dockers’ strike at Callao port in […]


Peru to receive US$50 mln from USAID in 2013

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to provide US$50 million in development assistance for Peru this year.

Deborah Kennedy, USAID’s Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, that Peru has eradicated 14,000 hectares of illegal coca crops last year and said that the Peruvian government is now more […]


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 […]


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 […]


Fears Brazilian Clout Could Dominate Peru

The towering statue of Jesus on a cliff overlooking the Pacific looks, at first glance, eerily like Rio de Janeiro’s majestic Christ the Redeemer, a famed icon of Brazil on the Atlantic side of the continent. The resemblance is not accidental.

To many Peruvians, the new statue that rises 118 feet (36 meters) has become […]


APM Terminals sees growth in Latin America

Peru's Muelle Norte, or North Dock on the right, is among APM's targeted terminals. Exports to Asia are quickly increasing in Latin America.

Executives at APM Terminals, one of the world’s top port operators, said they are investing heavily in Latin America because the region’s pace of growth in container traffic trails only China.



Peru dockers win historic agreement

In this video, Peruvian dockworker union secretary-treasurer Wilmer Esteves Morales tells ITF delegates of the struggles his fellow dockworkers went through to regain their collective bargaining rights: strikes lasting more than 20 days, police repression, militarization of the docks in Callao, and more.

Dockers in Peru have won a ground-breaking settlement bringing to an […]


Peru’s Election Results Dishearten Investors

The election's impact on the Port of Callao is still unknown, though Humala has said he opposes private concessions of the docks. DP World and APM Terminals have brought foreign management to the port.

Peru’s benchmark stock index plunged 12.5% Monday. Investors rushed for the exits on fears that the country’s next president, populist […]


Leftist Humala claims narrow win in Peru election

Ollanta Humala's champions were the neglected — one in three Peruvians are poor and have gained little or nothing from a mining bonanza that turned its economy into Latin America's top performer the past decade.

Leftist military man Ollanta Humala declared victory Sunday night after unofficial results showed him narrowly winning a bitterly contested […]


Wikileaks: Cables point to US interference in Peru Election

Alejandro Toledo during his first presidency, in 2002, expanded the neoliberal model and crafted a free trade agreement that gave the U.S. unlimited mining rights in exchange for few concessions. He is likely to win the upcoming election and return to the presidency in 2011.

As an academically-trained free market economist, Alejandro Toledo is the […]