Big boys down south

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South American container terminals are reporting calls from ever larger container vessels...

Smaller players aiming high

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A variety of ambitious companies are eager to join the upper echelons of the global terminal operating business over the coming decade....

Santos Brasil ownership change?

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The controlling shareholders of Santos Brasil, South America’s biggest container terminal group, are said to be close to agreeing a new ow...

OCR starts to take off in Brazil

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The market for gate and crane OCR systems is currently booming and demand is particularly strong in Brazil. APS Technology Group has recentl...

Brazilian ports on target for 5M TEU

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Ports in Brazil will handle 5M TEU in 2011, up 10% over 2010, according to a forecast from Sérgio Salomão, president of the Brazilian Asso...

Star Alliance for Santos

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Santos Brasil SA Terminal is to deploy APS Technology process automation solutions delivered through the Navis Star Technology Alliance....

Brazilian ports “at capacity limit”

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In 2010, ports in Brazil handled 833.9 Mt, according to information released by the National Waterways Transport Agency (Antaq). This repres...

Manaus in demand

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International, as well as Brazil-based, port terminal operators are gearing up to bid for the right to operate a brand new port in Manaus, t...

Dispute over Santos Brasil ownership

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A dispute over ownership has broken out between the two companies, Multi STS Participações and the Opportunity Fund, that control Brazil...

Dealing with growing pains

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Santos needs to “treble up” by 2024, says the Brazilian government, but existing operators fear lest expansion is too quick....

Brazilian ports still on the up

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There is still plenty of drive behind major investment projects, which are restrained more by legal battles than the market....

Embraport fully financed

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The governing council of the Time of Service Guarantee Fund (FGTS), a Brazilian pension fund, has authorised the release of resources for th...

Santos plans ahead

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Land currently occupied by the Prainha and Conceiçãozinha favelas in Guarujá will not be cleared before 2010, according to the local mayo...

War over different visions of the future

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Plans to change the law and open up ports in Brazil to more private investment, including at new greenfield sites, have split the business c...

Row highlights dynamism of ports sector

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The dispute over Brazil’s latest container terminal start-up underscores the point that this sector is worth fighting over, but the outcom...