Porto Sao Luis Project (NDB-portosaoluisproject-b)

  • Brazil
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Financial Institutions
  • New Development Bank (NDB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 12, 2019
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TUP Porto Sao Luis S.A.
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
  • Mining
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 523.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ NDB website

Updated in EWS Nov 13, 2019

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Project Description

Below is the logic of the bank to finance this project:

"Brazil's current port infrastructure is inadequate to service the growing global demand for Brazilian agricultural and mineral products. Mobilizing private sector investments in the port sector can bring benefits not only in terms of capital participation, but also in relation to cutting-edge technologies and transfer of expertise, particularly in the domain of highly specialized managerial and operational skills. Over the last three decades, public-private partnerships have emerged as a mechanism to leverage greater private investment participation in port development and to access specialized skills, innovations, and new technologies associated with infrastructure development, operations and maintenance.

The Porto Sao Luis Project is proposed to support the construction of a greenfield private port terminal located in the Organized Port Complex of Itaqui, in the municipality of Sao Luis, State of Maranhao. The Project is strategically located to increase the north region's capacity to drain the production of Brazil's expanding agricultural frontier (States of Mato Grosso, Goias, Tocantins, Para, Maranhao, and Piaui), which will facilitate the export of grains coming from the midwest of the country, and the imports of fertilizers and liquid bulks."

Investment Description
  • New Development Bank (NDB)