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Brazil’s Port of Suape wants to regain its autonomy

Port authorities say decentralizing administrative matters would help Suape become more efficient in pursuing new investments, with opportunities for natural gas and green hydrogen infrastructure

Port of Suape is Brazil’s fifth-largest public port and the largest in the country's Northeast region. Photo: Bruno Santos/Folhapress
The Port of Suape is Brazil’s fifth-largest public port and the largest in the country’s Northeast region. Photo: Bruno Santos/Folhapress

Located in the state of Pernambuco, the Port of Suape is Brazil’s fifth-largest public port and the largest in the country’s Northeast region. In recent years it has consistently ranked amongst Brazil’s top 10 biggest ports in terms of the volume of cargo it handles, though it slipped to 11th place in 2021.

The sprawling complex, situated some 40 kilometers south of state capital Recife, is an economic motor for the entire Northeast region, but particularly for Pernambuco. Local authorities are now hoping that an administrative change could increase the port’s potential even further.

The Suape port is managed by...

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