Maritime & Transport Business Solutions (MTBS) and Port Finance International (PFI) in cooperation with its partners have successfully organized the PFI Port Privatization Forum Rio 2019 held on 13 June 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Forum focused on the Brazilian Port Sector. Brazil’s new political era is already impacting the country’s port sector with the announced privatization of the public ports high on the Government’s agenda. The expectations of the outcome of this port sector reform are high. The various changes in port laws over recent years have resulted in a unique and diverse framework of public and private user ports in Brazil. The institutional set up of public and private user ports differs profoundly and strongly impacts port and terminal performance, the investment capabilities of public and private actors and, importantly, the ease of doing business. In recent decades the Brazilian economy has been unable to reach its potential to develop and operate a strong performing port sector to help facilitate economic growth. The port privatization initiative of the new Brazilian Government aims to unlock the value that the port sector can bring to the country.
The PFI Port Privatization Forum Rio 2019 brought together public and private sector C-level representatives from all those involved in ports and terminal management and operation in the Brazilian port industry. MTBS want to express its gratitude for all attending speakers and panellists to the PFI Forum with a special thank you for Diogo Piloni e Silva (Gabinete da Secretaria Nacional de Portos e Transportes Aquaviarios- SNPTA/MINFRA), Eliane Aleixo Lustosa de Andrade (Diretora de Investimento at BNDES), Murillo Correa Barbosa (President of Associação de Terminais Portuários Privados), Casemiro Tércio Carvalho (president of CODESP), Julio Catignoli (President of CODESA) and Mário Povia (General Manager at ANTAQ). The key speakers and panellists highlighted several key challenges and solutions for the welcome improvement of the private investment climate, the governance, the performance and the cost-efficiency of the Brazil Port Sector through increased private sector participation
MTBS would like to thank its partners Port Finance International (PFI), Boskalis do Brasil, Waterline, The Dutch Embassy in Rio, The Dutch Consulate in Rio, Faveret Lampert, FGV and ATP for the excellent cooperation to make the PFI Port Privatization Forum such a success..
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