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    KN TO BUILD OUT MONTEVIDEO

    2022-05-31T13:58:00Z

    Katoen Natie (KN) has confi rmed it has reached an agreement with the Government of Uruguay for additional investment at the Port of Montevideo.

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    UKRAINE WAR POSES CHALLENGES FOR THE FERTILISER SECTOR

    2022-05-31T12:48:00Z

    Brazil’s Agro-Industry aims to “Feed the World” but the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on the other side of the world, has created major headaches for importing fertilisers which are vital to the agricultural businesses that drive the Brazilian economy: including soya and grain producers as well as beef and chicken exporters.

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    REPORTO TAX EXEMPTION MEASURE REINSTATED

    2022-05-31T11:44:00Z

    The reinstatement of the Reporto tax exemption scheme for imported rail and port equipment, announced shortly after the closure of Intermodal South America 2022 (ISA), provided a welcome boost to the equipment supply sector.

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    Bulk Alternative

    2022-05-31T11:42:00Z

    Worldwide container shortages, accentuated in Brazil, have led the Ponta do Felix private port in Antonina (part of the Paranagua port complex) to switch to exporting wood pellets in bulk rather than in boxes.

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    Diversification

    2022-05-31T11:41:00Z

     

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    Pecem JV

    2022-05-31T11:40:00Z

    The Pecem Industrial and Port Complex and Stolthaven Terminals (part of the Stolt-Nielsen group) are setting up a joint venture with the Port of Rotterdam

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    IMETAME launch

    2022-05-31T11:34:00Z

    Yet another new port project, specialising in containers but including general cargo, dry and liquid bulk facilities, was launched at Intermodal South America.

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    Portonave Plots A Growth Path

    2022-05-31T11:33:00Z

    On the other side of the River Itajai-Acu, the Portonave terminal, which now sits in the MSC/TIL portfolio, highlights its recent progress. It achieved a 1.1 million TEU throughput in 2021, a notable 29 per cent increase.

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    APMT Itajai Develops the Ro-Ro Option…

    2022-05-31T11:31:00Z

    APM Terminals Itajai, which has been losing container volume and market share to Portonave, its rival across the River Itajai Acu, and also to Porto Itapoa, some 90 km away, is turning to ro-ro as a way of bolstering its bottom line.

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    INTERMODAL SOUTH AMERICA: BACK IN BUSINESS

    2022-05-31T11:26:00Z

    The Intermodal South America (ISA) trade show returned to the stage this year, after a three-year absence and exceeded all expectations, according to the organisers as well as dozens of attendees interviewed by Port Strategy.

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    THE MANAUS YO-YO SPINS…

    2022-05-31T11:13:00Z

    Superterminais has stepped up the battle for market share in Manaus, the Amazon port city, with the implementation of a new investment plan. Rob Ward reports

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    VITORIA MODEL LAUNCHED

    2022-05-31T10:52:00Z

    The port management body for port Vitoria has been privatised. As Rob Ward explains it represents a test case for similar privatisations to come including for Santos

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    STS10 RIVALRY HOTS UP

    2022-05-31T10:40:00Z

    There are two schools of thought about the role of the forthcoming STS10 terminal concession in Santos, Brazil – an ECSA hub or another terminal to promote greater competition. Rob Ward examines the arguments

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    SmartPort solution for Chile terminal

    2022-05-09T11:02:00Z

    Kalmar SmartPort automation will help a new terminal in Chile minimise idle times and avoid delays

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    PERU LINES UP MAJOR PORT INVESTMENTS FOR 2022

    2022-04-30T14:06:00Z

    Public and private sector port investment in Peru in 2022 is expected to come in at just under the two billion US dollar mark.

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    STS10 SANTOS GETS GOING BUT WITH SOME CONTROVERSY

    2022-04-30T13:58:00Z

    The planned concession of the new so-called STS10 container terminal in the port of Santos, Brazil is running into stormy waters.

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    FRUIT: ON FERTILE GROUND

    2022-04-30T11:21:00Z

    Brazilian gateway ports for fruit are capturing greater cargo volumes. Rob Ward assesses their performance and plans to facilitate further growth

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    SSA PLANS MANZANILLO CRANE INVESTMENT

    2022-04-30T11:15:00Z

    SSA Mexico is to order two Super Post Panamax ship-to-shore gantries and six rubber-tyred-gantry (RTG) units for its Terminal Especializada de Contenedores (TEC1) in Manzanillo, Mexico.

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    PRESS THE REFRESH BUTTON

    2022-03-31T11:03:00Z

    Dredging contractors continue to broaden their approach to securing new contracts alongside the sector introducing dredger designs that match the latest requirements. AJ Keyes reviews the premier developments

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    The history of the Brazilian cruise shipping market

    2022-03-31T10:58:00Z

    Cruise shipping in Brazil took off at the end of the 20th century