Protesting dock workers brought parts of the Brazilian port city of Santos to a standstill yesterday after the Ecoporto Santos container terminal laid off 200 workers and set out plans to sack another 200 as it fights to stay competitive in the oversaturated container terminal sector of South America’s biggest port.
Port of Santos
Port of Santos
01 Oct 2015
German port operator Eurogate has acquired a 16.67 percent interest in Contrail Logistica, a Brazilian provider of intermodal transport solutions in the hinterland of Santos.
29 Sep 2015
Strikes and slowdowns by Brazil’s customs officers are creating serious delays for chicken exporters in Brazil, according to the Brazilian Association for Animal Protein (ABPA).
25 Sep 2015
A university professor thinks he may have found a solution for saving a project to dredge the channel into the port of Santos to 17 meters, or 56 feet, and also the town’s prestigious beaches from erosion as a result of that dredging.
24 Sep 2015
As a concession to the owners of the established port terminals and to encourage them to invest more in their container terminals, Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry has been negotiating to extend the concession periods before the contracts require.
16 Sep 2015
Amid shaky Brazilian business confidence, the country’s agriculture and livestock minister is trumpeting the near completion of dozens of contracts worth nearly $2 billion with importers in 14 countries.
08 Sep 2015
A long-running legal dispute between the Santos port authority and Grupo Libra over unpaid fees is coming to an end, paving the way for the terminal operator to invest $195.3 million in its two facilities at the busiest Latin American container gateway.
10 Aug 2015
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.
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.