Gonzalo Mórtola, who leads the General Administration of Ports, cited a high volume of financial and technical inquiries since the tender was announced earlier this year. The plan had been to award a concession in December.
More time for a very complex process
Mórtola said the delay will give potential operators more time to hone their projects and the incoming government the opportunity to internalize what is a very complex process.
Infrastructure works to be carried out under the modernization plan represent an investment of more than $1.91bn over 50 years. They are aimed at renewing Buenos Aires Port with a flexible design, capable of adapting to future needs in a competitive manner and ensuring high environmental and quality standards.
Dedicated cruise terminal
A dedicated cruise terminal is among the plans.