A word from GPLN: Newsletter Issue 91 / March-April 2023
Latin America has the potential to be a global leader for renewable energy with enough existing and planned projects to meet regional net zero targets by 2030, according to a report by Global Energy Monitor. With more than 319 GW of utility-scale solar and wind capacity either announced, in pre-construction, or under construction, the region is positioned to grow its renewables capacity by more than 460 percent by 2030 if all these projects were to come online. The report said that Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico are currently at the vanguard for operating utility-scale solar and wind farms in Latin America, with a collective capacity of over 57 GW. But while Brazil, Chile, and Colombia continue to ramp up development, Mexico has stalled; even if all prospective projects were to come online, the country would only reach approximately 70 percent of its pledge to bring 40 GW of solar and wind online by 2030.
There has been strong growth in solar power, which accounts for 10 percent of Brazil’s energy mix, as does wind power. Hydropower currently contributes 52 percent of the total, meaning that only 28 percent still comes from fossil fuel sources. The new government of Lula da Silva has said it will stick with its green agenda and there is a backlog of power projects already auctioned for the coming two or three years.
Elsewhere in South America, mining activity has been strong in Chile, Peru and Argentina, while Venezuela and Guyana continue to offer great potential for Oil & Gas projects.
All of this is good news for the project forwarding sector and also reflects positively in the attendance of multiple GPLN delegates from Latin America at our upcoming AGM in June 2023, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
We are very pleased to announce that we have now reached over 200 GPLN attendees for our AGM at the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam (June 3-5, 2023) and matched the record attendance of our 2018 conference in Bremen!
Our renown Heavy Transport and Lifting Seminar is also well booked and scheduled just after our meeting on June 6, 2023 at the same venue. This technical course is open for non-members and has still a few seats left. All relevant details about these events are published on our dedicated pages of our website.
Furthermore, both GPLN events can be combined with Breakbulk Europe which is scheduled from June 6-8, 2023 at Ahoy Convention Center in Rotterdam.
GPLN will exhibit at this event and has secured a prime location in the main hall with a 36 sqm booth which is the equivalent to 4 regular stands. 12 GPLN member companies will share our booth, namely (in descending order): Wirtz Link Service/China, transmaritim international/Germany, JSL Global/Qatar & Oman, Iscotrans/Italy, ITM Projects/Mexico, Falcon International/Canada & America, Expo Freight/India, CTC Logistics/Dominican Republic, Brelog/Germany, Balkonta/Lithuania, AZKA Shipping & Logistics/Iraq and Agence Maritime Mohab/Tunisia.
We are looking forward to your visit at our GPLN booth # 1A20 in Hall 1.
Your GPLN team