The top 10 ports in Latin America

Puerto Balboa Panamá

Puerto Balboa Panamá

#1. Port of Balboa (Panama). With a flick of 3388.4 thousand TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), the terminal port ranked first in the Port Quality index reaching 80.89 points. The port has announced an investment of US $ 500 million for ten years.

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Puerto en Santos Brasil

Puerto en Santos Brasil

#2. Port in Santos (Brazil). With 80.4 points in Port Quality Index 2015, compiled by America Economia, the port is positioned in the second box of the ranking. In the port 3684.8 thousand TEUs, an increase of 6.8% compared to 2013. It has 65 berths and an area of ​​7.8 km² move. Besides it announced an investment of US $ 3,149 million.

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Puerto Cristobal Panamá

Puerto Cristobal Panamá

#3. Puerto Cristobal (Panama). The terminal managed 78.8 points in Port Quality Index 2015. It has 43 container cranes, 15 berths and an area of ​​3.77 square kilometers. He moved 3317.100 thousand TEUs last year.

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Puerto de Miami

Puerto de Miami

#4. Port of Miami (United States). The port won six positions compared to the previous ranking and placed in fourth place this year, with an index of 75.2 points Port Quality. Miami port and rail connectivity has announced an investment of US $ 574 million.

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Puerto de Cartagena

Puerto de Cartagena

#5. Port of Cartagena (Colombia). This port jumped from ninth to fifth place this year, with Port Quality index of 73.9 points. Located in the Caribbean, it has announced an investment of US $ 960 million, seven points and nine container berths. Moreover, in 2014 it transported 2385.5 thousand TEUs, 18.4% more than in 2013.

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Puerto de Manzanillo Mexico

Puerto de Manzanillo Mexico

# 6. Puerto de Manzanillo (Mexico). Sixth, after climbing three locations, it is the Port of Manzanillo, a port quality index of 72.9 points. It has announced an investment of US $ 135 million, 21 berths and an area of ​​4.37 square kilometers, which mobilizes 2355.1 thousand TEU.

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Puerto del Callao Peru

Puerto del Callao Peru

# 7. Puerto del Callao (Peru). Located in the South Pacific, the Puerto del Callao lost a location on the list in 2014 and scored 71.9 points in Port Quality Index this year. It has 19 berths and an area of ​​1.49 square kilometers. In 2014 he moved 1992.5 thousand TEUs, 7.4% more than in 2013.

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Puerto de San Antonio Chile

Puerto de San Antonio Chile

# 8. Port of San Antonio (Chile). Without major changes, the port reported 69.9 points in Port Quality Index this year, to score high on the indicators of social and political framework (99.1) and economic context (100). The port has rail connectivity, announced an investment of US $ 212 million and new berths.

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Puerto de Valparaiso Chile

Puerto de Valparaiso Chile

# 9. Port of Valparaiso (Chile). This port terminal climbed ten places with 67.1 points in Port Quality Index this year. The port transported 10.9% more thousand TEUs this year. It has an area of ​​0.79 km² five berths, three sites for containers and announced an investment of US $ 100 million.

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Puerto de Guayaquil Ecuador

Puerto de Guayaquil Ecuador

# 10. Port of Guayaquil (Ecuador). After falling three positions, the Port of Guayaquil scored 63.7 points in Port Quality Index this year. It has announced an investment of US $ 280 million and an area of ​​0.95 square kilometers that moved 1056.5 thousand TEUs in 2014.

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Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado