Brazil and Netherlands forge cooperation on green ports


The Netherlands and Brazil ink cooperation deal on green port development.

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The Brazilian National Waterway Transport Agency (ANTAQ) has signed a cooperation agreement between Brazil and the Netherlands to develop green ports.

The project is a public-private partnership, with a term of three years, aimed at bolstering Dutch companies’ endeavors to export and invest in Brazil, while also facilitating Brazilian companies’ ventures in exports and investments towards the Netherlands.

Signed at this year’s Intermodal, an event attracting maritime, air, rail, and road transport companies, the agreement signifies a concerted effort to enhance bilateral cooperation and foster knowledge exchange, particularly in the realms of port development, port logistics, and green hydrogen production

At the event, Eduardo Nery, the general director of ANTAQ, emphasized the agency’s efforts and investments aimed at adapting port and waterway infrastructure to meet the sector’s evolving needs.

“To ensure that this infrastructure remains modern, efficient, and capable of accommodating increasing traffic, further investment is imperative,” Nery emphasized, highlighting the challenging portfolio of port terminal auction projects slated for this year.

Furthermore, he announced a forthcoming partnership between ANTAQ and ANTT to address existing land bottlenecks in port access. “We will establish a collaborative team to identify and address these bottlenecks through infrastructure or regulatory measures,” he stated.

Concluding his remarks, Nery underscored the significance of transforming navigable waterways into viable projects, which remains a top priority for ANTAQ.

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