After five years of strength in the southbound leg, the weakening value of the real is generating strong demand for Brazilian exports.
Port of Santos
Port of Santos
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.
14 Jan 2015
Recent increases in throughput for the port of Santos – which handles 28 percent of all Brazil’s foreign trade and 33 percent of its containerized trade - are concealing a slump in international box movements at South America’s largest port.
31 Dec 2014
Brazil has appointed a new Minister for Ports, Edinho Araujo, in a move that is sowing dissatisfaction among the port community. He who will take over from outgoing minister Cesar Borges on Jan. 5.
29 Dec 2014
The Ecoporto Santos container terminal in Brazil is moving ahead with an expensive equipment upgrade despite not being guaranteed an extension to the company’s port concession period. This comes as competition among the Santos terminals is heating up, with handling rates eroding in 2014.
15 Dec 2014
Brazil port and health authorities carried out a simulated ebola emergency at the port of Santos last week to help improve the response to the threat the disease poses at maritime ports of entry.
08 Nov 2014
Brazil's port managers and unions are uniting to try to keep the country's Special Ports Ministry separate from the Ministry of Transport.
23 Oct 2014
Brazil’s presidential runoff betweenincumbent Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves has important implications for efforts to put the country’s ports and maritime industry.on a more solid footing.
16 Oct 2014
Brasil Terminal Portuaria in the Port of Santos handled around 69,000 containers in the month of September, nudging ahead of long-time market leader Tecon Santos, which handled only 62,000 in September.
04 Oct 2014
After months of saying the concession bandwagon must go on, Brazil’s port minister Cesar Borges has this week stated publicly that the South American country may have to revise its model for serving up port concessions and devise a “Plan B”.
02 Oct 2014
With the navigation channel of the Brazilian port of Santos closed for 12 hours today, it’s possible that South America’s largest port will finally have a tunnel linking its eastern and western banks after more than 80 years of waiting.