Brazil

26 Jul 2016
Dockworker arrests are only the latest intrigue at South America's busiest container port.
16 Dec 2015
Brazil rail operator MRS Logistica SA’s expects container volume to rise at least 10 percent year-over-year in 2016 after volume jumped 34 percent during the first 10 months of this year compared to the same period in 2014.
13 Dec 2015
The jungle port of Porto Chibatao has reopened after the sinking of two harbor cranes and two pontoons into the Rio Negro closed the Manaus, Brazil facility.
11 Dec 2015
Just in time for Christmas there is finally some good news for the stricken container port of Itajai in Brazil, which received the necessary permitting for the construction of an expanded turning basin at a cost of 105 million reais ($27.59 million)
07 Dec 2015
Shippers using the jungle port facility of Chibatão, in Manaus, Brazil, face delays the rest of this week after two floating pontoons and two harbor cranes sunk into the Rio Negro following an accident during the early hours of Sunday morning.
07 Dec 2015
Construction has begun on a 103.77 million reais ($27.63 million) entrance road into the port of Santos, Latin America’s largest container port.
04 Dec 2015
Impeachment proceedings against Brazil President Dilma Rousseff and even her potential exit aren’t expected to derail the government’s port concession process, which is expected to raise 1.1 billion reais ($292.53 million) raised next week via public auction for four port terminals, according to maritime insiders.
01 Dec 2015
The future of the southern Brazil port of Itajai is once again in the balance as federal authorities refuse to release the urgently needed funding for emergency dredging to restore the 41 to 42.6-foot draft of the port following heavy rains from El Nino.
24 Nov 2015
Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry, or SEP, is preparing to launch a new National Plan for Port Logistics, or PNLP, which will outline future growth in the sector up to the year 2042 and underpin investments totaling more than 40 billion reais ($10.77 billion).
19 Nov 2015
Shippers are cheering emergency legislation that ended nationwide blockades by Brazilian independent truckers.
17 Nov 2015
Brazil’s government has sold off the first of 97 port concessions valued at a total of $7.5 billion and is aiming to sell off four more by Dec. 9.