Given its geographical location of privilege along the eastern coastline of South America, Uruguay is a country with a traditional port activity.
Montevideo is the main port in Uruguay, as well as the port in the River Plate closest to the Atlantic Ocean. These facts make it the obvious choice for service to an extended area of influence that covers all of Uruguay, southern Brazil and a significant part of Argentina. It is also the natural port of entry and exit of the Parana-Paraguay waterway, representing the most natural connection with the Atlantic Ocean for both Paraguay and Bolivia.

The Port of Montevideo was established on a naturally protected bay of the southern region of the country. Montecon operates in the public area of the port, with over 20 hectares of back-up surface and more than 1 kilometre of docks for serving the operations of multi-purpose vessels and container.