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Aliança will launch next month a cabotage service especially developed for the project cargo sector which is expected to increase the need for adapted facilities along the Brazilian coastline.

Published in Features / Interviews
Monday, 09 June 2014 17:39

Edison invest $425M in Açu

Edison Chouest is investing R$950 million ($425M) to build an offshore support base in Porto Açu, in the north of Rio de Janeiro state, in Brazil.

Published in Energy Ports

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced this week that it will charter a Post-Panamax vessel to train pilots and tugboat captains before the opening of the expanded waterway, but it has also been preparing its workforce on simulators and in Belgian locks.

Published in Features / Interviews

Irish-based manufacturer Liebherr Container Cranes today announced that Terminal Pacífico Sur (TPS) in the Chilean port of Valparaíso recently purchased three Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes.

Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:15

Record investments pour into Açu port

Record investments are pouring into Porto Açu, according to first quarter figures for its developer Prumo Logística, which has announced that the new port facility is ready to start operating in the coming months.

Published in Energy Ports
Friday, 23 May 2014 17:31

Californian port goes bananas

The Californian port of Hueneme, which moves over 650,000 tonnes of bananas a year, has signed a sister port agreement with the Port of Bolivar, in Ecuador, the world’s largest banana exporter.

Published in Regulation and Policy

The long-running dredging saga that is costing port terminal operators in Brazil millions of dollars in lost revenue has moved a few steps – and a few centimetres – closer to resolution.

Published in Features / Interviews

The port community and potential investors have given a partial thumbs-up to the authorisation by ANTAQ (Brazil’s national agency for waterway transportation) to extend the leases of two terminals in the port of Santos by 25 years.

Published in Regulation and Policy

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reports that a ship carrying four gates for its new set of locks has sailed from Trieste, Italy. The Sun Rise is expected to arrive to Panama in mid-June, depending on weather conditions.

Brazil is attempting to update its port infrastructure and drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century but these efforts, many would argue, are stumbling over the politicians’ interference in the transport sector. This malaise – and possible ways of climbing out of it – came out at the Port Efficiency Forum Brazil, staged in Rio de Janeiro last week by Port Finance International (PFI).

Published in Features / Interviews


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