In Brazil, the Ports Secretariat (SEP) has given the go-ahead for the installation of a third private use terminal at São João da Barra, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Investment will be $241 million, which will be undertaken by NOV Flexibles Equipamentos e Servicos.

This will bring to 19 the number of privately authorized operations given the go-ahead since changes to the ports law were made in 2013. Privately run terminals accounted for 931 million tonnes of cargo in 2013, including dry bulk, liquid bulk and general cargo.