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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).