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By Santiago Gutiérrez Container throughput at the top Latin American ports increased by 1.1% in 2013, remarkably less than the 2.4% GDP regional growth in that year. “The figures confirm the slowdown in foreign trade in the region, setting the total volume of activity at 46 million TEU,” said an ECLAC report on maritime transport.A significant number of container ports in the region slowed down in 2013 (20 out of the Top 50,)leaving a bleak final traffic figure, which differs much from those achieved in 2010 and 2011, when activity grew by 14% per year. ECLAC attributes last year’s decline […]
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