On September 21, 2015 in Managua, HKND Group announced commencement of the aerial survey along the proposed canal route. Representatives from Nicaragua Canal and Development Project Commission, HKND Group and CSA Global were present for the ceremony.
Brazilian port operator Prumo Global Logistics has announced that its subsidiary Porto do Açu Operações has received funding of $814 million under a long-term, 18-year loan facility in order to facilitate expansion at the Port of Açu.
Haitian authorities have commissioned the country’s first Panamax port with the inauguration of Port Lafito, a 130,000 m2 container hub near the island’s capital of Port-au-Prince.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has announced a wide-ranging $65 billion infrastructure package that will include almost $12 billion in port construction and upgrades.
The government of Uruguay has issued plans to tender for a second container terminal at the Port of Montevideo.
PFI talked to Octavio Doerr, Port Specialist in the Infrastructure Service Unit of the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
With an expected 1.1% contraction of the Brazilian economy this year, the country’s shipyards are facing uncertainty, according to Ariovaldo Rocha, president of the shipyards syndicate, Sinaval.
Chilean shipping firm Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) has reported profits of $389 million for 2014, boosted by the merger of its container business with Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd in December.
Durante dois dias, no início de março, o meio marítimo e portuário brasileiro discutiu os problemas do Brasil e do mundo, no seminário de Port Finance International (PFI) realizado no Centro do Rio de Janeiro.
Port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) has reported that international expansion efforts over the course of 2014 helped to increase container traffic volumes handled to 7,438,635 TEU.