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Brazil changes to boost port appeal
Brazilian Transport Minister Maurício Quintella has revealed that changes to legislation signed by President Michel Temer could attract up to $7.5bn in the ports sector. 23 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Tampico terminal to be tendered
In Mexico, Tampico port authority is progressing a tender for the construction, fitting out and operation of a common user multipurpose terminal. 23 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Brazil enacts port extension legislation
New rules to draw investments in ports have been enacted in Brazil at an event attended by President Michel Temer. 17 May 2017 - Port Strategy
ACP to re-tender Corozal box terminal
In Panama, the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has given the management team authorisation to go ahead with a possible new tender for the proposed container terminal at Corozal Oeste. 16 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Major access improvements for Colombian ports
In Colombia, both the Ministry of Transport and the National Roads Institute (Invías) are planning to put tenders out in 2018 to improve access channels to the ports of Cartagena and Buenaventura. 16 May 2017 - Port Strategy
APM Terminals rejects Fentenapu accusations
APM Terminals’ proposal to the Peruvian government to improve and optimise its North Terminal at the port of Callao to reflect changes in the Peruvian market continues to court controversy. 09 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Delays expected for Moín box terminal
Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Works & Tarnsport has asked APM Terminals for a detailed report outlining the various problems that it is facing in respect of construction of its Moín Container Terminal. 05 May 2017 - Port Strategy
ITF offers policy suggestions for Buenos Aires
The International Transport Forum (ITF) has made a number of suggestions for policy in Buenos Aires in its Draft Discussion Paper 2017. 02 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Canal expansion 'fails to meet expectations'
Far fewer ships than expected have made the passage from the expanded Panama Canal to US ports due to “insufficient operational resources” within the Panama Canal, the International Organisation of Masters, Mates and Pilots has claimed. 26 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Argentina discusses future port development
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. 13 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Chilean ports increase traffic by 4.3%
Chile’s ten publicly-owned ports boosted traffic by 4.3% in 2016. 13 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Navis increases footprint in Latin America
Navis has announced a new N4 terminal system licensing agreement with Terminal Puerto Arica (TPA). 06 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Altamira and Manzanillo box terminals to expand
Container terminals in the Mexican ports of Manzanillo and Altamira are taking advantage of new rules governing expansion introduced by the Transport & Communications Ministry and have announced investment of $26.5m.  27 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Chinese linked to Bahia investment
Chinese investors have partnered with Bahia Mineração (Bamin) to build the new Porto Sul in the Brazilian state of Bahia. 17 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Is there a future for Corozal?
Although APM Terminals, Terminal Link, PSA and Terminal Investment Limited all prequalified to the right to bid for the Panamanian port of Corozal, none finally entered a bid for the concession, which was therefore declared void. 17 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Mazatlán to be expanded
Mexico’s Secretary for Transport and Communications has announced that a tender is to be issued shortly for a $16m expansion of the Port of Mazatlán. 17 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Driving port modernisation
Argentina’s ports are powering ahead with development to meet growing volumes. Alex Hughes reports 06 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Brazil explores ports legislation changes
In Brazil, the government is mulling the possibility of including conditions in future port concessions that will allow part of the concessionaire's revenues to be used to secure foreign currency loans. 01 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Corozal bid deadline pushed back
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has put back bids for the Port of Corozal concession until March 3. 01 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Uruguay ports post contrasting figures
In 2016, port traffic in Uruguay varied considerably between ports and commodities. 22 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy