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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
DP World invited to join El Pilar project
Gustavo Leite, Paraguay’s Minister for Industry and Commerce, has announced that DP World has been invited to join the project to build a mega port terminal at the city of El Pilar. 09 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
New ports law for Buenos Aires
In Argentina, the undersecretary for port activities, Marcelo Lobbosco, recently met with the various heads of ports and port authorities in the province of Buenos Aires in order to discuss a proposed port law, which will be brought before the provincial government by the end of February. 09 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
GPS error results in revamped access road at Moín
In Costa Rica, the government has requested permission from APM Terminals Moín to build an access road connection to the new container terminal using part of the original concession area. 01 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Ports America sniffs around Quetzal concession
In Guatemala, increasing pressure is being put on the government not to award a follow-on concession to APM Terminals for the Quetzal Container Terminal (TCQ), following its takeover of the original concessionaire, TCB Group, which has subsequently been alleged to have been involved in corruption. 01 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Ecuadorian port investment planned for 2017
In Ecuador, investment of at least $251.5m is planned in the three ports that the government put out to concession last year. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Infrastructure spend in Brazil worst since 2000
A study undertaken by Pezco Microanalysis reveals that investment in Brazilian infrastructure in 2016 was the lowest since at least 2000. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Concerns over Salaverry port concession
In Peru, there is disquiet regarding the transparency surrounding the concession of the Port of Salaverry. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Call for Buenos Aires debate
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 06 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
ITF finds Chilean port structure wanting
The International Transport Forum’s (ITF) comprehensive ‘Ports Policy Review of Chile’ reveals that large gaps have opened up where regulation has not kept pace with reality. 05 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Peru to attract more port investment
In Peru, the Transport and Communications Minister, Martín Vizcarra, expects that a tender for the Ilo port terminal concession will be issued in April. It is currently undergoing final evaluation at the state-owned body ProInversión. 05 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Panama turnover down
Panama’s Maritime Authority (AMP) has reported a $2m cut in revenue in 2016. 05 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Major port investment in Argentina
In Argentina, the ports of Quequén, Puerto Madryn, Comodoro Rivadavia and Ushuaia, as well as a new harbour at Ité Ibaté, will all receive state and private sector funding in 2017. 05 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy