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Investment in port and airport infrastructure

Latin America

The continuing growth of economies in Latin America is generating both the need for infrastructure investments in ports and airports and the resources to fund them. In 2009-2020, investment in Latin American ports is expected to total USD 48 billion and investment in airports is expected to total USD 9 billion. Planned projects include the upgrading of Santiago International Airport at a cost of USD 500 million to increase annual passenger capacity to 29 million from 10 million. This project includes renovation and expansion of the airport terminal building and extension of the aircraft parking platforms.

Callao, the largest port on the west coast of South America, will be upgraded at a cost of some USD 750 million. This will transform Callao into a benchmark for South American port operations. Many other port and airport projects are being planned in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Panama. Investors are looking for competitive international technology - now is the right time for Finnish companies to enter Latin American markets!

Business opportunities in these projects are available in the following sectors:

Port projects:

  • Material handling equipment
  • Warehousing solutions
  • Port management and IT solutions
  • Port security systems
  • Related maintenance and services

Airport projects:

  • Airport infrastructure equipment and solutions
  • Terminal equipment and solutions such as digital signage  
  • Control tower solutions
  • Telecommunication solutions and technologies
  • Airport safety and security systems

How can you benefit from these opportunities?

We ensure your company's offering is right for your target market and we can help you establish suitable sales channels. We can also help you gain access to the decision makers involved in these projects and help you make a good impression.

Finpro offers you the knowhow and the tools to grow your business in these sectors. Finpro consulting services that can help you seize this market opportunity include Right Markets, Entry Options, Sales Channel Development, Partner Search and Direct Sales. To read more about the services we provide, visit Finpro Navigator.

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Would you like to discuss these business opportunities in more detail?

Could your company's growth come from Latin America? The large-scale port and airport projects being planned and already under way offer a huge number of opportunities for companies of all sizes and different offerings. As well as extensive knowhow about local business and the purchasing processes in infrastructure projects in Latin America, our experts have strong established connections to decision makers in the ports and airports sector. To seize these business opportunities, contact us for additional information!