Terminal de Containeres do Paranagua (TCP) is the latest container terminal set to be granted an extension to its long concession and has therefore declared plans to invest another Reais1.1BN (US$452.9M) in the facility.
Brazil’s port minister Cesar Borges has stated publicly what a number of Brazil port watchers have been saying for several months: namely, that the South American country may have to revise its model for dishing out port concessions and come up with a “Plan B”.
The rapidly approaching Brazilian Presidential election has led to a likely postponement of “at least six months” for the concessioning out of nine terminals in the Brazilian port of Santos, according to sources at the port authority Codesp and the Brazilian Ports Ministry (SEP).
Cesar Borges, the head of the Special Brazilian Ports Ministry (SEP), has been very active pushing the agenda for Terminais de Uso Privado (TUPs) recently, firstly attending an opening ceremony for the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) TUP in Barcarena (in the northern state of Para) and then signing the contract for another new TUP, in Sao Francisco do Sul (in the state of Santa Catarina in the far south of Brazil).
APM Terminals today reports that Peru’s President Ollanta Humala has toured the port of Callao, where it has invested $750 million.
Liebherr today reports that five of its mobile harbour cranes (MHC) started operating this summer in Chile and Guatemala, while a further two were delivered to Peru and others still were ordered by Costa Rican and Brazilian terminals.
Prumo Logística today announced that it expects Açu Port, in Brazil, to start “its operations with vessels in the canal at Terminal 2 in the next days.”
Wilen Manteli, the president of the Brazilian Association of Port Terminals (ABTP), has launched a campaign to bring continuity to the Brazilian port sector by persuading the three main presidential candidates to agree on some common policy points before the October election.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) expects to receive the last of the new lock gates for its expansion project in January 2015.
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) today reports that it has delivered two reach stackers and a portal harbour crane to two Brazilian terminals as part of follow-up orders from Bandeirantes in Santos and Fospar in Paranagua.