Top 10 largest ports in Latin America by cargo handling

Maritime transport is responsible for the largest share of international trade and, currently, has played a fundamental role in maintaining it during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Latin America and Caribbean region, we can see how this modality is becoming more and more important. According to ECLAC, in 2018, there was a 7.7% increase in port movement, totaling an approximate volume of 53.2 million TEU. According to the Organization, the main Latin American ports are:

10. Buenaventura (Colombia)
1,405,348 TEU
9. San Antonio (Chile)
1,660,832 TEU
8. Buenos Aires (Argentina)
1,797,955 TEU
7. Guayaquil (Ecuador)
2,064,281 TEU
6. El Callao (Peru)
2,340,657 TEU
5. Panama Pacific (Panama)
2,520,587 TEU
4. Bahía de Cartagena (Colombia)
2,862,787 TEU
3. Manzanillo (Mexico)
3,078,505 TEU
2. Santos (Brazil)
3,836,487 TEU
1. Colón (Panama)
4,324,478 TEU

Source: ECLAC Port Report (2019)
Image: Pixabay

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