Port Opportunities in Brazil

An Expert's View about Transportation and Storage in Brazil

Posted on: 5 Oct 2010

At least 90% of the Brazilian exports are carried through sea, increasing the importance of the world-class ports and services. This report offers the opportunities in this field.

Sector briefing Port Opportunities in Brazil Why Brazil? The Brazilian Port System is made up of 37 ports, most along the 8,500 km of the Brazilian coast plus some important river facilities. The Federal Special Ports Secretariat is responsible for 34 coastal public ports, 18 administered by State or municipal governments, and 16 in 7 States by the public- owned Companhia Docas, plus 3 private concessions. At least 90% of the Brazilian exports are carried through sea, increasing the importance of the world-class ports and services. Waterways are one of the least expensive forms of inland cargo transport, ?At least 90% of the Brazilian losing only to pipeline and air transport depending on the goods. exports are carried through sea, increasing the The Brazilian government expects that importance of the world-class exports will increase 50% within the next five years (2011-2016), mainly from ports and services? agribusiness, steel products and minerals. Exports in 2005 were 550M tonnes and are expected to rise to 800M tonnes in 2010, requiring an injection of USD 4 billion in port improvements. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Port opportunities in Brazil could address through specialised experience a Opportunities partnering opportunity might exist. The field of opportunities in Brazilian ports Specialist Engineering Services: There are sector are mainly in: equity investments, debt numerous companies offering engineering underwriting, civil works & engineering services of all types. services, equipment supply, environmental services, insurance, dredging services, Equipment Supply: Brazil does not manufacture weighing stations, toll-booth, camera and a significant amount of port equipment ? this is security monitoring equipment, EPC work, legal increasing - but foreign companies are well services, and others. Leasing of public ports to represented. the private sector with the goal to construct and develop the port facility is one of the ways Security: Brazil has a well developed security to invest in ports sector in Brazil. force, with many more men under arms than the Brazilian army. Ports are manned by an The Brazilian Federal Growth Acceleration armed and uniformed Port Guard. Spending on Programme (PAC) will invest in the next 4 the ISPS Code is not large and fragmented and years in infrastructure projects in the areas of the necessary minimum level equipment is transport, energy, water treatment and vailable in Brazil. sanitation and housing a total of USD 250 billion. Key facts and figures: ? Cargo Trade: Growth rate 4.8% per year; Ports modernisation is also part of this federal ? Brazil?s Economic Growth- 6.8% in 2008; programme. In Brazil, results-oriented ? 95% of Brazil?s Foreign Trade is performed dredging is a new concept, introduced under through its ports; the National Ports and Waterways Dredging ? Stable Political System; Program, and entails contracting of works on ? Structured Legal System; an ongoing basis, with a view to maintaining ? Consolidated Protection System for stipulated depths over a five (5) year period, Competitiveness; extendable for a single additional one (1) year. ? Enforced Private-Public Partnership System. An additional innovation under the Program is If you have any questions on the opportunities a provision allowing participation of above, contact the UKTI] contacts named in international companies in tenders. this report. Business opportunities aimed specifically at UK companies are added daily to This section attempts to give an indication of UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our existing presence in the Brazilian market as an staff overseas in British Embassies, High aid to assessing potential for entry. The Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors content under each business area is not and in over 100 markets. exhaustive, nor can any comment be made as to the quality of the Brazilian (or foreign) You can be alerted to business opportunities on product offered. Companies associated with a regular basis by registering on the UKTI port activities tend to group themselves in the website. More on UKTI?s business opportunities following categories: service Project Management for the Construction and Limited Operation of Ports: Most of these companies have an engineering background and all consider environmental issue a core part of their work both in construction and operation. Construction of Ports: There are a number of large and very effective world class Brazilian construction companies who offer to undertake port and shipyard full design and construction. There is no reason to suppose a UK company would succeed alone in this area. If the project had particular requirements a UK constructor UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Port opportunities in Brazil Major events and activities UKTI contacts Chris Cobb Expoportos 2010 5-7 October 2010 in Trade & Investment Manager Serra, Espírito Santo - Brazil British Consulate - Recife Organisers: Rota Eventos, Companhia Docas Tel: + 55 81 21270206 do Espírito Santo (Codesa) and Fetransportes; Email: chriscobb@britishconsulate.org.br www.rotaeventos.com.br www.ukti.gov.uk Expocargo 2010 9-11 November in Rio Albertina França Grande do Sul ? Brazil Trade & Investment Assistant Manager Logistic Fair: Movement, Storage and Cargo British Consulate - Recife Organisers: Sinalcom Tel: + 55 81 2127 0202 Email: expocargo@sinalcom.com.br Email: albertina@britishconsulate.org.br www.expocargo.com.br www.ukti.gov.uk Intermodal South America 2011 5-7 Abril in São Paulo International Logistics and Transport Fair Organisers: Intermodal.com.br Contact: Eliane Nunes Email: enunes@ubmbrazil.com.br www.intermodal.com.br Fenatran 2011 - International Trade Show for Transport Industry 24-28 October 2011 in São Paulo International Logistics and Transport Fair Organisers: Reed Exhibitions and Alcantara Machado Email: info@redealcantara.com.br www.fenatran.com.br TOC Americas ? The Ship, Ports and Terminals event for the Americas 09-11 November 2010 in Rio de Janeiro Organisers: TOC Events Contac: Victor Gallardo Email: victor_gallardo@mundomaritimo.cl www.tocevents-americas.com Find full details of all events in this country and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Port opportunities in Brazil Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Brazil market are advised to you to meet contacts and promote your undertake as much market research and company in the Chinese market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Brazil, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in global markets. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Chinese market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2010 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Port opportunities in Brazil
Posted: 05 October 2010

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