"Tropical Rotterdam" takes shape as Batista faces trial
6.3b reais Acu port in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state finally becoming active after delays and cost overruns
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 - 5:50 AM
Once Brazil's richest man, Eike Batista (centre, with his lawyers in court last month) is busy defending himself against insider- trading and market manipulation charges after his commodities empire collapsed.
Rio de Janeiro
THE last of the 66-metre-long concrete blocks sit ready to be towed out to sea as work on Latin America's most expensive private port draws to a close. For the project's mastermind, a flamboyant opening ceremony couldn't be further from reality.