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PFI Asia
8 & 9 Dec 2014
Port Efficiency Forum
25 & 26 February 2015
PFI Brazil
4 & 5 March 2015
Rio de Janeiro
PFI Istanbul
25 & 26 March 2015
PFI Amsterdam
April 2015
PFI Mexico
June 2015
Mexico City
PPP Training
10 & 12 June 2015

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  • Port Finance International events always successfully manage to bring relevant stakeholders in the Brazilian ports sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead. They continually provide... View More
    Marcelo Procopio, Commercial Director/CCO, Sepetiba Tecon

  • PFI conferences in Brazil have brought an international perspective to port logistics discussions and this is particularly important during these times where port law is going through major change in... View More
    Elias Gedeon, Director of Infrastructure Department of FIESP - The Federation of Industries of Sao Paulo and Member of the Infrastructure Committee of AEB - Brazilian Foreign Trade Association and CEO of Notre Dame Consultants & Logistics Inc.

  • It was a great pleasure for me to present our materials; everything I needed was taken care of. Patrick and his team organised a relaxed atmosphere for our potential customers with an excellent... View More
    Hendrik Verkiel, Project Manager - Crane Services Projects, Cargotec Corporation

  • I have attended a few PFI events and found it very useful to share my experience with relevant industry representatives whilst learning more from highly knowledgeable industry experts.... View More
    Ashebir Jacob, V. President, Moffatt & Nichol

  • I have attended PFI Brazil conferences for several years and it has been nice to see how this event grow has grown to become a classic among the ports & shipping–related conferences in the region.... View More
    Michel Donner, Senior Advisor, Drewry

  • The Container Handling Technology forum exceeded all my expectations by adding in highly qualified key executives from Brazilian ports, enabling a broad exchange of experiences, and addressing the... View More
    Danilo Dias, CEO, Smiths Detection Brazil

  • We loved the high level of all presentations and the new contacts we have made with decision makers of Ports industry. We expect to participate in the next conference in Brazil.... View More
    Nodge de Castro Maia Filho, Business Manager, EPC

  • I work in the marketing department from one of the sponsors, Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, and I attended the conference both days.
    The structure was good, everything working well.... View More
    Dilene Oliveira, Marketing, Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados

  • The program was very good, with subjects that are really important. All speakers were prepared and showed high knowledge. I would participate again.... View More
    Aureo Leal, Director, IMETAME Logistica

  • I always appreciate PFI conferences for their high level and skilled professional audience and speakers. They are well run, well targeted and allow me to learn and develop valuable contacts... View More
    Sylvie Doutres, Co-managing Director, DsG Consultants


Terminal operators Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) have announced plans to begin construction next month of a new $20 million logistics centre at their site in Newport West, Jamaica. The facility will cover more than 150,000 square foot and is expected to be complete in 2015.

Santos sees rise in container shipments but cargoes fall

Netherlands backs PPP for Bangladesh's deep sea Sonadia port

DP World receives first vessel at $850m Jebel Ali Container Terminal 3

Jamaica plans to privatise Kingston Container Terminal

India approves $85mn investment in Iran's Chahbahar Port

APMoeller Terminals (APMT) is about to invest Reais54.5million ($22 million) between now and the end of this year on new Ship to Shore Gantry Cranes (SSGCs) and other equipment for its port terminal in Pecem, in northern Brazil.

Spain plans €864m port investment for 2015

Lerwick Port Authority awards £16.5m for port expansion

Al-Sweiden to develop $5.6bn Suez commercial zone

Dredging consortium win $1.5bn Suez expansion contract

CSG signs $13bn deal with ISBC

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has approved the Ocean Three Alliance consisting of CMA CGM, China Shipping and United Arab Shipping Co. without the standard 45 day review due to the low U.S. volumes shipped by the three lines. FMCCommissioner Richard Lidinsky has called for an investigation into the handling of the case however and is said to be 'troubled' by the way staff handled the alliance's antitrust process.

Massport considers privatising Port of Boston to meet $200m shortfall

Operators reject EU plans to focus investment on peripheral ports

Singapore launches $54m port research centre

Costa Rica rules in favour of APMT’s $992m Moin Container Terminal

Dube TradePort gets SEZ status to attract investment


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