Fifty miles from Sao Paulo and served by a modern highway and rail network, the Port of Santos is Brazil’s most important port, handling about 25 percent of the country’s cargo. In 2004, it handled 68 million tons of cargo, including nearly 2 million TEU of containers.
For a private developer with one of the few remaining vacant waterfront properties at the port, Nathan Associates conducted a comprehensive review market, financial, operations, engineering, and strategic of a proposed multipurpose private terminal and prepared traffic and revenue forecasts for 2006-2025.
We reviewed design and construction plans and equipment and implementation schedules according to market forecasts. Following our recommendations, the sponsor of the terminal decided to transform the multipurpose design to a fully integrated container terminal.
We reviewed the phases of the project and demonstrated its financial viability. We also assisted in reviewing the strategic partnership arrangements and in negotiating with potential operators.