Brazil

Isle ship-to-shore gantry cranes at port of Santos, Brazil
27 May 2016
The stagnant Brazilian economy and the massive injection of container capacity hurts major terminal operator.
13 May 2016
The urgently needed dredging of the entrance channel to the port of Santos in Brazil is slowly edging toward reality after a multitude of delays.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
11 May 2016
APM Terminals announced Wednesday it will provide container weighing services at 29 locations across its global network to ensure a smooth transition to an international regulation that comes into force on July 1.
06 May 2016
Ecoporto Santos has had to lay off more staff as container throughput has fallen to just a trickle.
04 May 2016
Unexpected and unseasonably rough seas caused the closure of Santos, South America’s biggest port for containers.
02 May 2016
The diverging fortunes of two container terminals in Itajai, Brazil, open a window into how carrier consolidation and the merger of joint services can impact port terminals worldwide.
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.