DP World Santos Appoints Dallas Hampton as New CEO
The Brazilian terminal DP World Santos will now be run by the new CEO Dallas Hampton, , an Australian executive with degrees in Business Administration, Logistics and Occupational Safety and with vast experience in the ports and logistics sectors. The modern private port terminals, situated on the left bank of the Port of Santos, announced that Ernst Schulze, who served as Chief Executive Officer for nearly six years, is stepping down to assume another opportunity at the DP World group.
Pecém Cargo Volume up by 19%
APM Terminals Pecém reported a 19% annual increase in container handling volumes as the gateway port to northeast Brazil. APM Terminals Pecém, which is the container operator at the Port of Pecém which is managed by the state-owned company CIPP (former Cearaportos), handled 130,008 moves (213,951 TEUs – twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2017 a new volume record. Daniel Rose, Managing Director of APM Terminals Pecém said “We have been working closely with our shipping line customers and our landside customers to ensure they had the port service levels needed to grow their business.
DP World Increases Stake in Brazilian Port to 100%
DP World has completed the acquisition of an additional 66.67% stake in Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários (Embraport) in Brazil from Odebrecht Transport (OTP). This transaction increases DP World’s shareholding to 100% and the terminal will be rebranded to DP World Santos. DP World Santos is the largest Brazilian private multi-modal port terminal and operates in the Port of Santos, which is the busiest container port in Latin America handling 3.4m TEU in 2016 and has strategic access to sea, road and rail, and 90% of the cargo is destined for Brazil’s most populous city, São Paulo.
Inside Brazil's Cruise Slump
Brazil is still attracting cruise lines, such as Norwegian Cruise Line, which is bringing a ship to Brazil for the first time in the 2016/2017 season. However, hard numbers do not bode well for the industry as the number of cruises dropped by more than half in four years, with a staggering 54 percent decrease in the number of regular cruise ships on the Brazilian coast. In 2012, the season had 15 regular ships, while this year there will be only seven, and the number of passengers boarding at Santos port will be 42 percent lower.
Boskalis JV wins Santos Port dredging contract
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and joint venture partner Van Oord have been awarded a contract by The Brazilian Ministry of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation for the capital and maintenance dredging of the port of Santos, the largest port of South America. The contract carries a total value for the joint venture of approximately EUR 110 million. In the coming months, studies will be undertaken and the design of the navigation channels and berths of the port will be reviewed.
Van Oord JV Bags Santos port Dredging Contract
Van Oord has been awarded a contract by the Brazilian Ministry of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation for the capital and maintenance dredging of the port of Santos. This project in the largest port of South America will be executed in a joint venture with Boskalis. The contract carries a total value for the joint venture of approximately EUR 110 million. In the coming months studies will be done and the design of the navigation channels and berths of the port will be reviewed.
Port of Santos Bullish on 2017
In a year of changes and challenges in the national and global scenarios, Companhia Docas do Estado de São Paulo (Codesp) (Santos Port Authority) has developed actions to maintain the position of the Port of Santos as the main port complex in Latin America. The largest port complex in Latin America, is forecasting to move a record 120.6 million tons of cargo in 2017. CODESP estimates that the cargo movement through the Port of Santos totaled 113.475 million tons in 2016. The port aims to "not only the largest but the best port to operate"…
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Entrance to Port of Santos Reopens
The entrance to Brazil's largest reopened on Thursday, after rough seas prevented ships from entering or leaving for more than 30 hours during peak soy export season. Around 20 ships were delayed entering or leaving the channel, port authority Codesp said. Santos is the world's largest sugar exporting port and Brazil's top exporter of soybeans. (Reporting by Gustavo Bonato; Writing by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Meredith Mazzilli)
Strong Surf Blocks Entry for Brazil's Largest Port
An agitated sea has blocked the entrance to Brazil's largest port of Santos, preventing ships from entering or leaving for more than 12 hours during peak soy export season. Nine ships were stopped from leaving the channel and 10 from entering since Wednesday evening, port authority Codesp said on Thursday. Santos is the world's largest sugar exporting port and Brazil's top exporter of soybeans. Reporting by Gustavo Bonato
Santos Port Sets Productivity Record
Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP), began the New Year with the establishment of two new productivity records. On February 10th while working the 6328 TEU capacity MSC Geneva, 206 moves per hour (MPH) were achieved while handling 1,980 containers, representing 44 crane moves per hour (MPH), surpassing the previous record of 35 crane MPH set in January. A joint venture between APM Terminals and Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), BTP began operations in November 2013, and handled 1.14 million TEUs in 2015…
Brazil Agricultural Waterway Finally Reopens
Brazil's Tiete-Parana waterway, a key transport corridor for soybeans, corn, cellulose, fertilizer and other agricultural products, has reopened after a 20-month closure due to drought and the use of water for electricity, the Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported late Tuesday. On Monday a barge train passed downstream on the Tiete River through the locks at the Nova Avanhandava hydrodam for the first time since 2014, the paper said. The barges will later head to Sao Simao in Brazil's central western state of Goias where they are expected to load soybeans, which will taken for export from the Port of Santos on the Atlantic coast near Sao Paulo.
Fire Hampers Ops at Brazil's Santos Port
Trucks carrying commodities and other exports were unable to reach the Guaruja side of Brazil's largest Port of Santos on Friday, a day after containers holding chemicals caught fire and sent poisonous gases into the sky. A port spokeswoman said access would be restricted while firefighters snuff out the blaze that hit up to a dozen containers at the terminal operated by logistics company Localfrio. The fire, which caused dozens of people to go to the hospital after breathing the noxious smoke, is considered under control, the spokeswoman said. With trucks unable to reach the Guaruja side of the port, terminals there may have to rely on stocks, although some products are arriving by train.
Chemical Container Blaze Restricts Brazil's Santos Port
Up to a dozen containers carrying chemicals caught fire at a terminal at Brazil's largest port of Santos on Thursday, restricting ship movement, representatives of the port authority Codesp said. The fire at the container terminal operated by logistics company Localfrio in Guaruja, on the eastern side of Santos, started around 3 p.m. Brasilia time (1700 GMT) and continued into the evening, sending plumes of smoke across the shipping channel at the commodity exporting port. The port authority said in a statement it had stopped ships from docking at a terminal operated by Santos Brasil next to Localfrio's Alfandegado terminal because of smoke, but otherwise the port was operating normally. Santos Brasil also said its operations were stopped indefinitely.
Brazil Scraps Para Port Auction, to Offer Three Santos Areas
Brazil canceled an auction to lease a port terminal area in the northern state of Para due to lack of interest but will auction three other areas in its largest port of Santos on Wednesday, a spokesman for the port secretariat said on Tuesday. The government, facing its worst recession in 25 years, is counting on private investment to upgrade its strained port infrastructure as exports of soybeans, sugar, coffee and beef soar due to Brazil's weakening currency. Fewer terminals on auction mean fewer potential funds for President Dilma Rousseff's cash-strapped government. The three areas in Santos, in the Southeast, will be offered at an auction in Sao Paulo starting at 9 a.m. (11 GMT) on Wednesday.
Santos 2015 Exports at Record Pace - Codesp
Brazil's main Port of Santos is forecast to surpass record exports of 114 million tonnes set in 2013 by the end of this year, as the real's depreciation against the dollar sparks sales of local goods abroad, the state-run company Codesp that manages the port said on Monday. Reporting by Reese Ewing
BTP Handles Millionth Container
Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP), Brazil’s newest container terminal in the Port of Santos, has reached a number of important milestones. The facility, a joint venture between APM Terminals and Terminal Investment Limited, has handled container number 1 million, discharged on its quay from vessel number 1,000 to berth at its facility on Friday, July 24. This was achieved 20 months after operations officially began at this terminal. Authorities and executives of BTP together watched the offloading of the container from MSC Agrigento…
Important Milestones for BTP
The facility, a joint venture between APM Terminals and Terminal Investment Limited, has handled container number 1 million, discharged on its quay from vessel no. 1000 to berth at its facility on Friday, 24 July. This was achieved only one year and eight months after operations officially began at this terminal. Authorities and executives of BTP together watched the offloading of the container from MSC Agrigento, a vessel on the Ipanema service, arriving from Durban, South Africa. This milestone follows a number of other impressive achievements in terms of operational performance.
Aliança: Second Flagship in the Cabotage Fleet Christened
With the christening of the new container ship “Vicente Pinzón”, the Hamburg Süd subsidiary Alianҫa has -- for the moment -- completed the expansion and modernization of its fleet. In the past two years, Alianҫa has launched a total of six newbuildings for its cabotage services, four of which feature a slot capacity of 3,800 TEU each and two with 4,800 TEU each. All newbuildings have set new standards in the Brazilian coastal routes in terms of their capacity and environmental characteristic.
Aliança Christens 2nd Cabotage Boxship
With the christening of the new container ship “Vicente Pinzón”, the Hamburg Süd subsidiary Alianҫa has momentarily completed the expansion and modernisation of its cabotage fleet. In the past two years, Alianҫa has launched a total of six newbuildings for its cabotage services, four of which feature a slot capacity of 3,800 TEU each and two with 4,800 TEU each. All newbuildings have set new standards in the Brazilian coastal routes in terms of their capacity and environmental friendliness.
Access to Santos Port Back to Normal After Fire
Access to Brazil's largest port, Santos, was fully restored for cargo and passenger vehicles on Monday after one entrance had been partially blocked for a week due to a fire at a nearby fuel-tank facility, highway operator Ecovias said. Authorities had blocked the entrance due to its proximity to the fire at the fuel-tank facility operated by Ultracargo, a unit of Brazilian chemical and fuel-distribution company Grupo Ultra. An entrance on the opposite side of the port's shipping channel, in Guaruja, was not affected.
Truck Access to Santos Port to Increase
Truck access to Brazil's main port of Santos will increase over the weekend as work to control a week-old fire at a neighboring fuel tank facility winds down, the local mayor's office said. The fire was mostly extinguished by Friday morning, with fire fighters working to cool the tanks and snuff out any flames still forming in the released gas. It should be completely burned out by Saturday, the mayor's office said. Authorities blocked an entrance to the port for cargo trucks near the Ultracargo facility for a fifth day on Friday…
Access to Brazil's Largest Port Restricted after Fire
Trucks delivering grains and other goods to Brazil's largest port of Santos will be restricted through at least Wednesday, the port authority said on Tuesday, as a nearby fuel-storage facility burned for a sixth day. Three confirmed days of restricted arrivals will likely slow exports from the port responsible for moving one third of Brazil's soybeans, two sources with operations at the port told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Brazil, the world's No. 2 soybean producer, is finalizing the harvest of a record crop. Trucks heading to the right side of the port through the city of Santos on the Anchieta Highway were prevented from entering from midnight (0400 GMT) on Monday.