On February 10, the Ministry of Infrastructure (MINFRA) signed four new contracts for the development of private-use terminals (TUPs) in the state of Pará through SNPTA (the national secretariat of ports and water transport). “The new contracts with the terminals will supply a demand for cargo handling in the region, which has become a strategic logistics corridor and is in constant growth”, declared the National Secretary for Ports and Waterways, Diogo Piloni. Private Use Terminals (TUPs) are terminals granted by ANTAQ (the national waterway transport agency) to private companies. The new regulatory framework for the port sector (Law 12.815 / 2013 and Decree 8.033 / 2013) defined new terms for the exploitation of TUPs, facilitating access to private resources. In two years, the Federal Government has signed 78 adhesion contracts with companies, which represents R$ 6 billion in investments in the modal.
Source: Datamar News