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.
Port of Santos
Port of Santos
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.
13 Apr 2015
Operations at the port of Santos, Brazil, are expected to return to normal within the next couple of days as container terminals work through a backlog caused by the eight-day-long inferno at South America’s largest container gateway. The fire burnt out over the weekend.
09 Apr 2015
The fire that engulfed the Ultracargo terminal in Alemoa, Santos, Brazil, is finally under control — but not extinguished. Shippers, however, continue to face problems as containers pile up at several container terminals on the right bank of the port of Santos, Brazil’s biggest container port.
08 Apr 2015
The new head of the Brazilian Ports Ministry on Tuesday promised more investment in the nation’s ports and floated the idea of awarding longer dredging project contracts to get work done faster.
07 Apr 2015
Shippers moving goods through Santos are grappling with road restrictions around Brazil and South America’s largest port, as firefighters attempt to squelch a fire at a liquid bulk terminal that’s been blazing for more than five days.
05 Apr 2015
Firefighters in Santos, Brazil, are combating a massive fire at the Ultracargo liquid bulk terminal in Alemoa for the fourth straight day, creating a nightmarish Easter holiday for shippers dependent on South America’s largest port.
02 Apr 2015
Dozens of firefighters are combating a massive blaze at a Santos port installation following three explosions at Brazil’s largest container gateway on Friday morning.
30 Mar 2015
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.