Analysis of container terminal assets by consultancy Drewry suggests that operational performance of the world’s container terminals vary widely dependant on location, terminal size and traffic type.
Technology developer Navis has commissioned its Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at Terminales Portuarias (Terport) in Paraguay.
Brazil’s Special Ports (SEP) Minister Cesar Augusto Rabello Borges has promised that Reais 2.8 billion ($1.095 billion) will be spent on the port sector in Brazil before the end of 2015.
Yet another new port terminal is being lined up for Santos in Brazil. This time it is a Reais480million ($187.4 million) investment from the Grupo Brasileira de Terminais e Armazens Gerais (EBT) and the targeted location is Guarupa, on Ilha Barnabe and on the west bank of the Santos port complex between the new Embraport container terminal and the Santos Brasil Terminal de Exportacoes de Veiculos (TEV) ot Vehicle Export Terminal.
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.
As the Brazilian Presidential Election campaign enters its final two days the port and shipping communities – like the rest of the country – are waiting with bated breath for this Sunday’s result as there are massive implications for future business in Brazil. Depending on who wins on Sunday, between US$10bn and US$40bn could be invested in the South American country.
Brasil Terminal Portuaria (BTP), a $814.5 million (Reais2billion) container terminal which only opened for business just over a year ago, has become the Number One terminal for containers in the key Brazilian port of Santos.
A new port complex will begin operations in the Brazilian jungle city of Porto Velho in January following investment of more than Reais400M ($161.97M) that will see capacity more than quadruple.
Finnish crane manufacture Konecranes has secured an order to deliver five Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to a greenfield container terminal in Guatemala.
Panama’s port of Balboa is set to receive investment of $110 million through 2015, from operator Panama Ports Company (PPC), a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa.