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Brazil set to add seven more terminal licences in ports privatisation plan

Brazilian authorities are poised to announced the auction of seven additional port terminal licences, according to Reuters citing Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico.

The government is licensing ports as part of a privatisation policy.

Among the licences to be auctioned are five for terminals at two ports in the country’s northeast – Paraiba and Pernambuco.

There will also be two terminals licensed at the country’s major port of Santos in Sao Paulo.

It was already expected that 11 terminal licences would be auctioned later in the year.

The privatization plan is intended to have the benefits of improving efficiency at the ports by decentralizing decision-making to local port authorities and of bringing in increased investment.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.


  1. I wonder where the picture was taken for the article “Brazil set to add seven terminal licences…”.
    This picture is of a very tidy multi-purpose teminal, without people nor any “movement” on the dock, with a small P.I.L.-vessel, with many P.I.L.- and Regional Container Lines-containers and does not seem to be in a port in North Brazil.
    Antonio Zuidwijk

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