South America Infrastructure News

06 Dec 2016
In order to draw in more international and national investors, the Brazilian government is poised to extend its minimum period for port concessions.
18 Nov 2016
Dozens of new port concessions and contract extensions should direct 40 billion reais ($11.82 billion) in investments toward Brazil’s ports over the next 25 years.
16 Nov 2016
As shippers using the Brazilian port of Santos cope with delays from strikes by customs officers, they can take relief in the pleasant surprise that sorely needed maintenance dredging has unexpectedly resumed after several weeks of delays.
21 Oct 2016
The Brazilian Ministry for Transport, Ports, and Civil Aviation has decided to privatize dredging operations at the country’s top three ports of Santos, Paranagua, and Rio de Janeiro.
14 Oct 2016
The most powerful port, shipping, and transportation industry groups in Brazil are banding together to pressure the government to reform the country’s port law.
12 Oct 2016
The $48.1 million bridge links Sao Paulo state with Tres Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, enabling truckers to bypass several congested highways and a hydroelectric dam.
11 Oct 2016
Construction is scheduled to start by the end of 2017 on Porto Central.
08 Sep 2016
After devastating flooding forced the closure of South America’s largest port and cast doubts on the viability of dredging plans so it can handle mega-ships, one consultant thinks he has come up with a solution.
29 Aug 2016
An 11-year high tide combined with beach erosion to shut down South America’s busiest port and cast doubt on plans to dredge deeper so the port can handle larger ships.
APMT hopes that new cranes able to handle some of the largest mega-ships afloat, pictured, will help transform Pecem, Brazil, into a regional container hub.
21 Jul 2016
APM Terminals and port owner Cearaportus hope to turn the Brazilian Port of Pecem into a regional east coast South America hub.