Brazil

28 Apr 2016
Political convulsions in Brazil are taking a toll on the port sector, forcing the resignation of Ports Minister Helder Barbalho mere months after he assumed the position.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
25 Apr 2016
Less than 100 days before the container weight rule takes effect, a fight is brewing over whether terminal operators in Brazil should charge for inputting verified gross mass declarations as part of the new SOLAS container weight rule.
21 Apr 2016
Despite the Brazilian recession, rail operator and logistics company Brado Logistica expects new shipper contracts and services to drive containerized rail volume up at least 15 percent this year compared with 2015.
18 Apr 2016
The port of Paranagua, Brazil’s second-largest in tonnage terms and third-largest in container traffic, could soon have another container terminal, although some remain skeptical about the Novo Porto project with a capacity of 1.5 million twenty-foot-equivalent units and cost of 4 billion reais ($1.1 billion).
15 Apr 2016
On the back of roaring chicken exports the rapidly growing Terminal de Conteineres de Paranagua will spend $310 million to boost its capacity 1 million 20-foot equivalent units to 2.5 million TEUs after receiving a concession running through 2048. The investment will also allow the port to handle ships with capacities of up to 12,000 TEUs.
14 Apr 2016
Brazil’s only surviving container line, Log-In Logistica, may be in deep debt, but that didn’t stop it from registering a 21.1 percent increase in Mercosur coastal and Brazilian cabotage movement during 2015.
07 Apr 2016
Maersk Line’s sister company Mercosul Line will beef up its cabotage and coastal operations along the East Coast of South America by adding a new vessel and service to help meet shipper demand for more options to Argentina.
06 Apr 2016
Brazil’s passionate Ports Minister Helder Barbalho announced that the recently delayed second tranche of port privatizations valued at more than 2.8 billion reais ($763.3 million) would go forward on June 5 at the Sao Paulo bourse.
05 Apr 2016
The already bleak situation facing the container terminals at Brazil’s port of Santos has become even more dire.
29 Mar 2016
The president of an association representing container terminal operators is confident that Brazil will be ready for the Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, Verified Gross Mass rule and has established a Special Technical Group to resolve any final concerns.
28 Mar 2016
Brazil meat exporters had a week of both good and bad news as they seek new markets in Latin America to capitalize on the depreciation of the local currency, the real, which has recently buoyed the country’s beef exports.