Chibatão

Datamar spoke to Mr Jhony Fidelis, Executive Director, at Grupo Chibatão on Friday last week. The Chibatão Container terminal is the bigger of the two container terminals which operate in Manaus.

It was great to hear from such an experienced industry colleague, both about the past and the future. Things are looking up and estimates put the recovery at 18% in 2019, but there is still a sense of pragmatism. A sense of “let’s wait and see” if the optimism translates into reality.

Despite hard times Chibatão still benefitted tremendously from the upswing in cabotage during 2018, with growth reaching 9%. This was a result of last year’s truckers’ strike and the ensuing road freight table debacle.

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