Brazil: Suape Container Terminal

As part of a major port sector reform program, the government of the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco hired IFC as the principal advisor on the public-private partnership for the first dedicated container terminal (TECON) at the Port of Suape. International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) of the Philippines won the public tender to build and operate the container terminal for 30-years. The agreement was signed on March 2001 and the container terminal began operations three months later.

Guide to Model Port legislation

In the framework of the meetings of the Technical Advisory Group on Public Policy, Legislation and Regulation held during the 2012 and 2013 and in compliance with the Plan of Action of Cartagena (2014-2015); a thematic proposal was discussed aimed at achieving a minimum content of port legislation with the objective to put it forward to the wider membership of the CIP.

The tool promoted by the World Bank called model of General Law on Ports has been used as a basis for the establishment of this model. Also, other tools have been considered such as UNCITRAL - Rotterdam Rules.

Ukraine: Odessa Port

The Government of Ukraine has awarded HPC Ukraina a contract to expand the capacity of the Container Terminal Odessa (CTO), located at the state-owned Odessa Sea Commercial Port (OSCP), the largest seaport in Ukraine and one of the largest on the Black Sea. The total container capacity of all Ukrainian ports is 2,250,000 TEUs; the CTO extension will add another 700,000 TEUs, significantly raising the international transport capacity of the coun - try.

Albania Port of Durres

The Port of Durrës is the lifeline of the Albanian economy, opening up the country to international trade and to the 40 million people strong markets of the Mediterranean and the Balkans. The port, built for a different era, is in dire need of modernization and upgrading. The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invested €18 and €14 million respectively in the project to finance the new terminal building and the upgrading of two important heavily trafficked quays.

Vigo Port Authority

The Port of Vigo has been established as a powerful economic engine for the city and its area. It manages a freight traffic above 4 million tonnes whose value exceeds 12 000 million euros. The Port Authority is about to celebrate 140 years in charge of its management which indicates that it is a consolidated construction, capable of generating wealth throughout the metropolitan area, in Galicia and in Spain.

Algeciras Port Authority

APBA - the Port of Algeciras Bay Authority – manages the ports of Algeciras Bay and Tarifa.

APBA is a public organization that belongs to the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, with its own legal status and assets, and full capacity to act. It is governed by the consolidated text of the State Ports & Merchant Navy Act , as passed under Royal Legislative Decree 2/2011 (5th September, 2011).