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Friday, 25 July 2014 11:02

Brazil changes ports minister

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.

Published in Regulation and Policy

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.

Published in Emerging Economies
Friday, 11 July 2014 16:10

Santos: the cost of fog

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.

Published in Security / Environment

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.

Published in Regulation and Policy

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.

Published in Finance Deals
Thursday, 26 June 2014 18:23

New oil terminal in northern Colombia

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.

Published in Energy Ports

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.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:02

Dockers' strike causes delays in Paranagua

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.

Published in Regulation and Policy
Monday, 16 June 2014 11:35

New delay for Santos dredge

Brazil’s Secretariat of Ports (SEP) has re-set the timetable and ceiling price for the urgently needed dredging programme for the port of Santos, the biggest in South America.

Published in Regulation and Policy

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