Transport infrastructure

An Expert's View about Suburban, Urban Transport in Brazil

Last updated: 26 Sep 2011

The forthcoming sports events (World Cup and Olympic Games) have forced the government to speed up the investment process and set deadlines to quickly improve airports, railways and ports, in this order of importance.

Sector briefing Transport infrastructure s ector in Brazil Why Brazil? The coming years require major investments from the Brazilian government to ensure Brazil?s infrastructure is able to support future economic growth. The Brazilian government has in the past focussed its investment in the road systems and neglected other modal systems such as ports, airports and railways. The country is now facing huge problems both in passenger and in cargo infrastructure. The forthcoming sports events (World Cup and Olympic Games) have forced the government to speed up the investment process and set deadlines to quickly improve airports, railways and ports, in this order of importance. The Brazilian Government?s PAC (Growth Acceleration Programme) devoted huge sums See the UKTI website for general information of public money to be invested in transport about Brazil. The ?Doing business? guide infrastructure over the next few years R$ 40 includes an overview of the economy, business billion (approx. £15 billion) for transport culture, potential opportunities and other infrastructure and R$ 18 billion (approx. £ 6.5 relevant issues. billion) for urban mobility. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: transport infrastructure sector in Brazil leads are sourced by our staff overseas in Opportunities British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 Airports markets. You can search for opportunities by Announcement by the new government of sector or country, or register to receive privatisation of passenger terminals of main business opportunity alerts on a regular basis. airports in Brazil (Rio and Sao Paulo) ? should result in much more private sector investment. A new Secretariat (equivalent to Ministry) was created to oversee this process. Airports in at least 12 hosting cities for the World Cup/Olympic Games require major improvements in their infrastructure and/or construction of new terminals Rail Brazil had 30,000 kms of railway built by the British, but now only 28,000 Km exists under concession. Only 25% of the total freight in Brazil is carried by rail against 58% that travels by road. Improvements are urgently required. The Brazilian metro system is good where it exists but far too small for the major cities it serves and non-existent in other centres such as some of the sports host cities. This will require huge investments in metro development under urban mobility projects. Ports Brazilian ports rapidly need to expand their capacity to deal with an increase in exports and imports and also prepare their infrastructure to receive larger vessels. Private ports are being built as an alternative for large companies (such as Vale and Porto Açu (mining sector) to export their production. Opportunities Opportunities can be broken down into the following general list: ? Infrastructure; planning, construction, maintenance and equipment ? Specialist Expertise; project management, consultancy, financing and insurance ? Capacity, Capability and Workforce; staff training/skill enhancement, recruitment and retention If you have any questions about opportunities in the local market, get in touch with the contacts listed at the end of this report. Business opportunities aimed at UK companies are added daily to the UKTI website. These UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: transport infrastructure sector in Brazil Major events and activities September March XVII Fórum Internacional Logística XVIII Feicon Batimat Date: 12-14 September 2011 (International Construction Industry Trade Fair, Note: Annual Event including transport) Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Date: 15-19 March 2011 Organiser: ILOS ? Supply Chain and Note: Annual Event Logistics Institution Venue: Anhembi Park, São Paulo Organiser: Reed Exhibition Alcantara Venue: Rua Conde de Irajá, 260 - 1º Machado andar - Botafogo R. Bela Cintra, 1200 ? 7º andar - CEP: 22271-020 - Rio de Cerqueira César CEP 01415-001 Janeiro, RJ - Brasil - São Paulo ? SP Tel.: 55 (21) 3035-3100 / (11) Tel.: (11) 3060-5000 - Fax: (11) 3044-4410 3060-5001 E-mail: expologistica@fagga.com.br Email: info@reedalcantara.com.br Website: http://www.expologistica.com.br/ Website: www.reedalcantara.com.br October April FENETRAN Intermodal South America Date: 5-7 April 2011 Date: 24-28 October 2011 Note: Annual Event Note: Annual Event Venue: Transamérica Expo Center Venue:Anhembi Organiser: UBM Brazil Organiser: Reed Exhibition Alcantara Alameda Tocantins 75 Machado Alphaville ? São Paulo - Brasil R. Bela Cintra, 1200 ? 7º andar - Tel: 55 11 4689-1926 Cerqueira César CEP 01415-001 - São Paulo ? SP Website: www.ubmbrazil.com.br Tel.: (11) 3060-5000 - Fax: (11) (available in English) 3060-5001 Email: info@reedalcantara.com.br Airport Infra Expo Website: www.reedalcantara.com.br Date: 26-28 April 2011 Note: Annual Event Venue: Congonhas Airport Organiser: Sator November Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 628 ? 1ºfloor Negócio nos Trilhos 2011 Conj.13 ? Pinheiros Date: 08 - 10 November 2011 São Paulo ? SP Note: Annual event (from 14:00 to 20:00) Tel:55 11 3032-5633 Venue: Expo Center Norte, Red Pavilion Organiser: Expo Center Norte Website: www.satoreventos.com.br Pavilhão Vermelho Rua José Bernardo Pinto - Vila Guilherme CEP: 02049-000 - São Paulo ? SP Website: www.revistaferroviaria.com.br (available in English) UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: transport infrastructure sector in Brazil Rio Infrastructure Next steps - how UKTI can (Products and Services for Infrastructure help Works Exhibition, including transport sector) Date: 16-18 Novemberr 2011 British companies wishing to develop their Note: Annual Event business in the local market are advised to Venue:Anhembi undertake as much market research and planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s local Organiser: Reed Exhibition Alcantara team, with its wide local knowledge and Machado experience, can provide a range of services to R. Bela Cintra, 1200 ? 7º andar - British-based companies wishing to grow their Cerqueira César CEP 01415-001 business in global markets. - São Paulo ? SP Tel.: (11) 3060-5000 - Fax: (11) This can include: 3060-5001 ? Provision of market information Email: info@reedalcantara.com.br ? Validated lists of agents/distributors ? Key market players or potential customers in the local market Website: www.reedalcantara.com.br ? Establishment of interest of such contacts in working with you ? Arranging appointments TranspoQuip Latin America 2011 ? Organise seminars or other events for Date: 22 - 24 November 2011 you to meet contacts and promote your Note: Annual event (from 14:00 to company in the local market 20:00) Venue: Expo Center Norte, Blue Pavilion This work is available via our Overseas Market Organiser: Expo Center Norte Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable Pavilhão Azul Rua service which assists British-based companies José Bernardo Pinto - Vila Guilherme wishing to enter or expand their business in CEP: 02049-000 - São Paulo ? SP overseas markets. Website: www.transpoquip.com.br To find out more about commissioning this (available in English) work, or accessing other UKTI services and specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website to find contact details for your local UKTI office. UKTI contacts Sueli Coca Business Development Manager Transport Sector British Consulate General, São Paulo Tel: (+55 11) 3094.2731 Email: sueli.coca@fco.gov.uk Diego Arruda Intern, Transport Sector British Consulate General, São Paulo Tel: (+55 11) 3094.1862 Email: daniel.arruda@fco.gov.uk UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: transport infrastructure sector in Brazil 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 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. 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Posted: 26 September 2011, last updated 26 September 2011