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Just as the Special Ports Ministry (SEP) in Brazil releases details for Round Two of the “Great Brazilian port sell-off” - worth Reais1.766 billion (US$429.14 million), one experienced commentator declares that current exchange rates make these concessions very attractive to foreign investors.

Dynamar has just issued the latest report in its Shipping Insight series, the late 2015 edition of “DYNAMAR Reefer Analysis: Market Structure, Conventional, Containers”.

Dynamar has recently issued its latest report in the Container Markets and Trades series with the title “East & Southern Africa (worldwide) Container Trades”. Salient details and some of the interesting findings of the study are discussed in this review.

JLT Specialty has published a new whitepaper ‘Port and Terminal Development – Risk and insurance considerations.’

London, UK, 7 January 2016 - Further widening of the supply-demand imbalance at the trade route level and insufficient measures to reduce ship capacity will lead to an acceleration of freight rate reductions and industry-wide losses in 2016, according to the latest Container Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

The first tranche of new port concessions was auctioned off at the Sao Paulo bourse this week, and more than Reais2.066 billion (US$542.6 million) was raised, although only Reais608 million will actually be spent on port infrastructure and equipment.

The Panama Canal Expansion Program (currently 95 percent complete) continues to progress and is one step closer to its opening in 2016. In November, the fourth phase of the Pacific Access Channel (PAC-4) was brought to near completion. Most notably, the 2.3 kilometer-long PAC-4 reached the water level of Gatun Lake, an important milestone in the Expansion Program.

Brazil’s port minister signs up for spending spree in Espirito Santo

Continuing voracious demand for mined materials in China, India, and other developing nations, has led to an associated requirement for increased bulk terminal capacity for both export by suppliers and import by users. Whether developing an existing facility or building from scratch it is imperative that any scheme is planned in advance from engineering, commercial and operational perspectives in order to deliver maximum value to the customer.Rajan Narayan, Technical Director at BMT Consultants India, a subsidiary of BMT Group, provides an overview of current themes in the market.

Dynamar has recently issued “Container Volumes and Terminal Capacity in North Europe II”, the latest report in its Ports and Terminals series.


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