Despite enjoying support from Brazil’s port community, Antonio Henrique Silveira has been replaced as the head of the Secretariat of Ports by Transport minister Cesar Borges, in a move largely seen as political calculation ahead of the October presidential elections.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) today reports that the expansion of the waterway has reached another milestone with the transfer of the first gates to the new lock complex in the Atlantic side.
Vale yesterday announced that its Tubarão Port, in Brazil, and Lianyungang Port, in China, have signed an agreement to jointly increase the productivity of their operations.
Thick fog forced the Brazilian port of Santos to close to traffic for a combined 32 hours last weekend, costing shipping lines around R$4.5 million ($2M), Sindamar, the ship agents’ association for the state of São Paulo, has calculated.
The south of Brazil could soon have yet another shipyard if a plan from Construcao e Montagem Offshore (CMO) receives the final environmental licence necessary for the R$720 million ($320M) facility to go ahead.
The Port of Rotterdam is to take a 30% stake in one of the largest new port developments in Brazil: Porto Central, a R$5 billion ($2.3bn) deep-water facility whose construction is scheduled to start early next year in Presidente Kennedy, in the south of Espirito Santo state.
Palermo Tanks, a joint venture between Grupo Coremar and Zenith Energy, is investing approximately $50 million in the construction of a multi-product liquids terminal in the Colombian port of Barranquilla.
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) today announced that it will supply Yara Brasil Fertilizantes with an integrated bulk-handling system consisting of two portal harbour cranes each coupled with a hopper.
Dock workers at the southern Brazilian port of Paranagua returned to work today after two days of strike action as they seek an inflation-busting 30% increase in their salaries.