South America Infrastructure News

South America Infrastructure News

05 Oct 2017
“The expectation is that the work on the short-term solution will begin later this year.”
16 Sep 2017
Codesa runs the ports of Praia Mole and Vitoria.
04 Sep 2017
Paranagua is Brazil’s leading port for soy exports.
25 Aug 2017
The Brazilian government has established a working group to explore the privatization of dredging operations and set a 90-day deadline.
31 May 2017
DP World will soon take control of the 1.3-million-TEU capacity Embraport terminal.
17 Mar 2017
Brazil formerly had an independent port ministry.
10 Mar 2017
Global marine terminal operator DP World is set to deepen its involvement in Brazil’s port sector.
09 Mar 2017
Brazil’s government for years now has been concessioning out infrastructure to boost investment and foster modernization.
23 Jan 2017
Private marine terminal operators in Brazil will benefit from two changes likely to become law.
06 Dec 2016
In order to draw in more international and national investors, the Brazilian government is poised to extend its minimum period for port concessions.
18 Nov 2016
Dozens of new port concessions and contract extensions should direct 40 billion reais ($11.82 billion) in investments toward Brazil’s ports over the next 25 years.
16 Nov 2016
As shippers using the Brazilian port of Santos cope with delays from strikes by customs officers, they can take relief in the pleasant surprise that sorely needed maintenance dredging has unexpectedly resumed after several weeks of delays.
21 Oct 2016
The Brazilian Ministry for Transport, Ports, and Civil Aviation has decided to privatize dredging operations at the country’s top three ports of Santos, Paranagua, and Rio de Janeiro.
14 Oct 2016
The most powerful port, shipping, and transportation industry groups in Brazil are banding together to pressure the government to reform the country’s port law.
12 Oct 2016
The $48.1 million bridge links Sao Paulo state with Tres Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, enabling truckers to bypass several congested highways and a hydroelectric dam.
11 Oct 2016
Construction is scheduled to start by the end of 2017 on Porto Central.
08 Sep 2016
After devastating flooding forced the closure of South America’s largest port and cast doubts on the viability of dredging plans so it can handle mega-ships, one consultant thinks he has come up with a solution.
29 Aug 2016
An 11-year high tide combined with beach erosion to shut down South America’s busiest port and cast doubt on plans to dredge deeper so the port can handle larger ships.
APMT hopes that new cranes able to handle some of the largest mega-ships afloat, pictured, will help transform Pecem, Brazil, into a regional container hub.
21 Jul 2016
APM Terminals and port owner Cearaportus hope to turn the Brazilian Port of Pecem into a regional east coast South America hub.
02 May 2014
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a joint venture with a Brazilian consortium to develop a new deep-sea multi-purpose port in South America’s largest nation.
Container ship at the Port of Santos, Brazil
02 Oct 2013
Carriers are ready to deploy more mega-ships in the Latin American trades, but ports there may not be prepared to handle them, Juergen Pump, senior vice president of Hamburg Sud North America, told the South Carolina International Trade Conference.
26 Jun 2013
Paranapanema, a refined copper producer in Brazil, is switching its domestic shipments from trucks to ocean freighters after 15 of its truck loads were hijacked in 2012...
06 Jun 2013
According to a new Rabobank report on agribusiness logistics in Brazil, 2013 is likely to be a “very difficult” year, as a result of pressure on Brazil’s transportation and export system.
08 Apr 2013
Despite Brazil’s predicted record corn and soybean crop this spring, labor regulations and rain delays have slowed both the harvest and movement to port, as well as loading, according to the U.S. Grains Council.
19 Mar 2013
On the vast plains of Brazil’s Matto Grosso, farmers of wheat and soy are enjoying productivity rates that exceed those of their counterparts in the United States. But freight costs in west-central Brazil are also 50 percent higher than on the Great Plains of North America, dramatically undermining Brazil’s productivity advantage.
16 Nov 2012
The International Air Transport Association urged stakeholders in the Latin American and Caribbean region to work together for safer and more efficient air transportation...
Work Needed Before Ports in Latin America Will See Gains
10 Oct 2012
The Panama Canal expansion project will create huge opportunities for countries throughout Latin America, but ports in countries from Argentina to Venezuela have a lot of work to do if they’re to take full advantage of the trade growth that will develop when the enlarged canal opens in 2015.
09 Oct 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - The global container trade will increase about 6 percent a year over the next five years, but marine term