Following rapidly in the wake of the launch of weekly containerized rail service for a rival Santos port terminal, Grupo Libra has gained its own service with rail operator MRS Logistica to serve its two right bank terminals.
Port of Santos
Port of Santos
27 Jul 2015
Brasil Terminal Portuário handled its one-millionth container Friday from the MSC Agrigento, the thousandth vessel to call at the Santos terminal since it opened 20 months ago.
24 Jul 2015
Embraport in the Port of Santos has seen its prospects improve with the addition of regular rail service, adding a new dynamic to the lively competition for container traffic taking place in the country.
22 Jul 2015
Despite the naming of EEL Infraestruturas Ltd.’s lowest bid of $110 million as a winner for a new dredging tender for the Port of Santos, shippers using Brazil’s leading gateway have started to get nervous about if and when work needed to handle larger vessels will be completed.
16 Jul 2015
The Brazilian port of São Sebastião is poised to receive 1 billion reais ($318.5 million) of investment which will involve new terminal concessions for containers and general cargo, putting its well established rival, the Port of Santos, on edge.
20 Jun 2015
Shippers face a two-pronged threat of strikes at Brazil’s Port of Santos, the largest in South America.
12 Jun 2015
Shippers and carriers using the Brazilian port of Santos are bracing themselves for delays and dislocation next week as the Santos Union of Stevedores prepares to stage a 12-hour strike on a day yet to be decided.
31 May 2015
The tender process for nine new port concessions at Santos, the largest container gateway in South America, is so complicated that it may take a year to resolve the differences between various factions. That will likely allow tenders for other “simpler” ports may move ahead of it in the queue, said Robert Grantham, a director for the ShipConsult consultancy based in Navegantes.
22 May 2015
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week visited Brazil and other South American countries and offered to spend billions of dollars on major infrastructure projects, including in the ports and railroad sectors.
11 May 2015
After more than 18 months of delays, the much heralded first phase of Brazil’s more than Reais 10 billion ($3.36 billion) port concession program received the go-ahead to proceed from the Tribunal de Contas da Uniao.
08 May 2015
The port authority for Santos in Brazil, Codesp, has been given permission to increase rates by a whopping 31.7 percent, and shippers should prepare for the increased costs.
21 Apr 2015
A private sector-led campaign to lobby Brazilian authorities to allow Santos harbor to be deepened to allow the handling of larger ships is gaining momentum.