According to the Argentinean Ports Directorate (AGP), the design of the new Buenos Aires port is ready, although will not yet be made public.
Argentina’s central government and the regional administration in Buenos Aires are to invest $118m in ports in the Buenos Aires metropolitan region to boost their competitiveness.
The International Transport Forum (ITF) has made a number of suggestions for policy in Buenos Aires in its Draft Discussion Paper 2017.
The Argentinean government has calculated that the Port of Buenos Aires needs investment of $1bn in order to modernise. This would see container capacity raised from 800,000 teu to 1.2m teu.
Maritime consultant Antonio Zuidwijk writes a letter to the Editor on the need for an open discussion on the future direction of the Port of Buenos Aires
The Port of Buenos Aires is planning to issue two tenders for new container terminals in the first few months of 2017 as a result of a major shake-up of the port’s installations.
DP World has officially requested permission to renew the terminal concessions the company operates in the Port of Buenos Aires. Currently, it operates in terminals 1, 2 and 3, which have a combined area of 430,000 square metres. These were acquired from P&O Ports almost a decade ago.
In the first half of 2017, the government of Argentina is to launch a tender linked to land reclamation in the port of Buenos Aires, which aims to create new quays able to accommodate the largest vessels afloat.
The head of Argentina's tax authority (AFIP), Ricardo Echegaray, has asked the courts to withdraw the concession awarded to Terminales Río de la Plata for container berths 1, 2 and 3 at the Port of Buenos Aires.
The deputy governor of the state of Buenos Aires, Gabriel Mariotto, has put forward a project to bring all ports within the province back under the direct control of local government, whilst boosting exports in Argentine-flagged vessels to a minimum of 50%.
Argentina's Chamber of Private Commercial Ports (CPPC) has criticised the decision taken by the Buenos Aires provincial government to include various new port taxes in its 2015 budget, claiming that they violate both existing legislation and the national constitution.
Three professional bodies in Argentina have asked for the tender covering the concession to operate Terminal 5 at the Port of Buenos Aires to be postponed.
Following three years of uncertainty, Argentina's General Ports Administration (AGP) is to issue a new tender covering the operation of Terminal 5 at the Port of Buenos Aires. The existing Bactssa concession officially expired in 2012, but has temporarily been extended.
Resolution 3433, which was adopted by Argentina's Federal Administration of Public Revenue in March, has resulted in a hike in costs at the country’s ports.
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