Brazil raises BRL148.5m in auction of three port areas in Santos (SP) and Paranaguá (PR)

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The Federal Government of Brazil has raised a total of BRL148.5 million (US$37.05 million) from the lease auction of three port areas - two in Santos (SP) and one in Paranaguá (PR). Of this total, BRL37.125 million (US$9.5 million) will be paid in cash, upon signature of the contract, which should occur within 120 days. The remainder will be paid in five annual installments. The expected investment in all areas reaches approximately BRL420 million (US$104.8 million) 

Hidrovias do Brasil Holding Norte S.A purchased the STS 20 area for BRL112.5 million (US$28.07 million). The investment forecast is BRL219.3 million (US$54.7 million) over the 25-year concession term. The 29,278 m² area, intended for the movement of fertilizers and salt, comprises three warehouses and are linked by mats to the quay with priority access to berths 22 and 23.

Aba Infra Estrutura e Logística S.A. led the area STS 13A for BRL35 million (US$8.7 million). Intended for handling bulk liquids (chemicals, ethanol, and petroleum derivatives), the terminal is located within the Santos Organized Port. The investment forecast is BRL110.7 million (US27.6 million).

Terminal PAR 01, located in the port of Paranaguá, was bought by Kablin SA for BRL1 million (US$0.25 million). Intended for handling general cargo (pulp), and with a total area of ​​27,530m², the terminal has a forecast of BRL87 million (US$21.7 million) in investments.

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