Efforts to merge Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry (SEP) with the Ministry of Transport seem to have been put on hold, at least temporarily, with the appointment of Helder Barbalho as the ministry’s new leader.
02 Oct 2015
Protesting dock workers brought parts of the Brazilian port city of Santos to a standstill yesterday after the Ecoporto Santos container terminal laid off 200 workers and set out plans to sack another 200 as it fights to stay competitive in the oversaturated container terminal sector of South America’s biggest port.
01 Oct 2015
German port operator Eurogate has acquired a 16.67 percent interest in Contrail Logistica, a Brazilian provider of intermodal transport solutions in the hinterland of Santos.
29 Sep 2015
Strikes and slowdowns by Brazil’s customs officers are creating serious delays for chicken exporters in Brazil, according to the Brazilian Association for Animal Protein (ABPA).
25 Sep 2015
A university professor thinks he may have found a solution for saving a project to dredge the channel into the port of Santos to 17 meters, or 56 feet, and also the town’s prestigious beaches from erosion as a result of that dredging.
24 Sep 2015
As a concession to the owners of the established port terminals and to encourage them to invest more in their container terminals, Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry has been negotiating to extend the concession periods before the contracts require.
16 Sep 2015
Amid shaky Brazilian business confidence, the country’s agriculture and livestock minister is trumpeting the near completion of dozens of contracts worth nearly $2 billion with importers in 14 countries.
12 Sep 2015
The Brazilian port of Sepetiba Tecon expects to double its container throughput in the second half of 2015 and should top 300,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units by year’s end.
08 Sep 2015
A long-running legal dispute between the Santos port authority and Grupo Libra over unpaid fees is coming to an end, paving the way for the terminal operator to invest $195.3 million in its two facilities at the busiest Latin American container gateway.
04 Sep 2015
After six years out of the game, Brazil’s Container Terminal Santa Clara, or CONTESC, will return to handling containers starting October, according to its joint owners Wilson, Sons and Braskem, and a new container barge service will start up to serve it.
03 Sep 2015
Cargo thefts are on the rise in Brazil as the economy struggles and has officially entered a recession.