Port of Santos users and operators were hit by a bombshell Friday when an injunction was imposed, halting the port’s much-needed dredging program.
27 Mar 2015
New depth restrictions on container ships calling at the port of Santos, supported by pilots citing dangers to navigation from shallow channels, is sparking criticism from carriers and terminals affected by the restrictions.
26 Mar 2015
Gulftainer’s goal to triple volume over the decade through aggressive investment came a step closer in 2014 after the terminal operator increased handling 8 percent year-over-year.
21 Mar 2015
Brazil’s beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff took time off from her political travails last week to inaugurate the first phase of a $557 million expansion at the port of Rio de Janeiro.
16 Mar 2015
After months of petitioning the Brazilian government, Santos Brasil, South America’s biggest container terminal operator, has received a 25-year concession contract extension for its Tecon Santos facility, Edinho Araujo, the head of Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry (SEP), recently said.
05 Mar 2015
Brazilian truck drivers rolled back many road blockades this week after President Dilma Rousseff signed a "trucker's bill" aimed at resolving some long-standing truck driver grievances. However, trucker protests continue at a diminished level in parts of the country, according to news reports, cutting into truck traffic at a key Brazilian port for soybean exports.
05 Mar 2015
Rio de Janeiro will be the first container port to benefit from Brazil’s $1.28 billion dredging program.
27 Feb 2015
After 10 days of "spontaneous" protests, many independent truck drivers in Brazil have agreed to government-inspired peace talks aimed at preventing the South American country from grinding to a halt.
25 Feb 2015
Brazilian officials are struggling to end an eight-day protest by truckers that threatens exports of a key Brazilian crop, soybeans. The truckers are blocking roads in 10 Brazilian states, delaying deliveries to ports.
19 Feb 2015
A healthier global economy, strong U.S. dollar and low fuel prices should give global logistics and transportation merger and acquisition activity a boost in 2015, according to consulting firm PwC US.
17 Feb 2015
The Brazilian port of Santos recently handled the largest container ship in its history, the 10,900-TEU CMA CGM Tigris. But if Brazilian pilots have their way, neither it nor other big ships will be allowed to berth in Santos or other Brazilian ports.