Port of Santos users and operators were hit by a bombshell Friday when an injunction was imposed, halting the port’s much-needed dredging program.
Port of Santos
Port of Santos
27 Mar 2015
New depth restrictions on container ships calling at the port of Santos, supported by pilots citing dangers to navigation from shallow channels, is sparking criticism from carriers and terminals affected by the restrictions.
16 Mar 2015
After months of petitioning the Brazilian government, Santos Brasil, South America’s biggest container terminal operator, has received a 25-year concession contract extension for its Tecon Santos facility, Edinho Araujo, the head of Brazil’s Special Ports Ministry (SEP), recently said.
27 Feb 2015
After 10 days of "spontaneous" protests, many independent truck drivers in Brazil have agreed to government-inspired peace talks aimed at preventing the South American country from grinding to a halt.
25 Feb 2015
Brazilian officials are struggling to end an eight-day protest by truckers that threatens exports of a key Brazilian crop, soybeans. The truckers are blocking roads in 10 Brazilian states, delaying deliveries to ports.
17 Feb 2015
The Brazilian port of Santos recently handled the largest container ship in its history, the 10,900-TEU CMA CGM Tigris. But if Brazilian pilots have their way, neither it nor other big ships will be allowed to berth in Santos or other Brazilian ports.
12 Feb 2015
Brazil will release a National Export Plan early in March and it can’t come fast enough for shippers in the South American country, who were expecting it to launch this month and see it as adding to a weak currency in boosting exports
09 Feb 2015
French ocean carrier CMA CGM has introduced the biggest container ship to call at a Brazilian port as it beefs up its Asia- East Coast South America service.
31 Jan 2015
There is growing concern among port users and service providers in Brazil that the newly appointed Special Ports minister may not be the right man for the job: a post which entails deciding which projects – out of more than US$4 billion in proposals sitting on his desk – should get the go-ahead this year.
23 Jan 2015
After five years of strength in the southbound leg, the weakening value of the real is generating strong demand for Brazilian exports.
22 Jan 2015
Brazilian container terminal operator Grupo Libra has opened a 30 million reais ($11.7 million) bonded warehouse and logistics park to serve the Port of Santos, the busiest container port in South America.
20 Jan 2015
Trucks serving various container terminals on the left bank of the Brazilian port of Santos are expected to see shorter trips thanks to a new 3 million reais ($1.15 million) access road.