Brazilian President Michel Temer is following through on a promise to privatize Brazilian port authorities.
Port of Recife
18 Jan 2017
The dispute – over pay, pensions, and working conditions – began in July 2016.
09 Dec 2016
More unrest is on the way to the quays of Brazilian ports as the union representing customs officers accelerates ongoing labor actions that have plagued shippers since summer.
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.
30 Nov 2016
Port operators, shippers, and carriers in Brazil were preparing for a 24-hour strike by stevedores Wednesday that never materialized.
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.
21 Jul 2016
Brazilian shippers are suffering from a double whammy of industrial action this week.
08 Jun 2016
Container terminals in Brazil are hashing out pricing policies for enabling shipper compliance with an international container weight rule that enters force July 1.
17 May 2016
The Brazilian port sector’s worst nightmare has become a reality with the government’s announcement that the Special Ports Ministry, or SEP, would be subsumed by the Transport Ministry as part of a cost-saving initiative.
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.
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.
17 Feb 2016
Brazil seems to have most things in place for the new Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, container weight mandate of the International Maritime Organization, according to several terminal managers and trade and maritime commentators in the South American country.
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