Porto Central received the Installation License from IBAMA on March 1, 2018. The license paves the way for the construction of the unique world-class port in the State of Espírito Santo in Brazil.
PORTO CENTRAL is a joint venture formed by the Port of Rotterdam and TPK Logística S.A and will be a deep-water industrial port complex with multiple port terminals destined to handling various types of cargoes, including, CONTAINERS, GENERAL CARGO, AGRIBULK, CRUDE OIL AND DERIVATIVES, LNG/GAS, and others.
Porto Central has already signed a strategic partnership with the Dutch Van Oord & Boskalis, two large dredging companies in the world, for the construction of the port.
The port will be built in the middle of the Brazilian east coast, in the Municipality of Presidente Kennedy in the south of the State of Espírito Santo. It is a strategic location in the southeast region, close to the country’s largest producer and consumer markets and close to the offshore oil fields of Brazil.
Porto Central will be responsible for building the basic port infrastructure, such as a 25 meters draft access channel, breakwater, quays, internal access routes, utilities, and port clients will have a 2.000 hectares area to build and operate their own specialised terminals and industries. An Export Processing Zone (ZPE) is being developed along with the State Government to attract export-oriented industries.
Porto Central is a private port and will follow the same business model as the Port of Rotterdam, offering an attractive business environment, a simple, non-bureaucratised solution and a competitive logistics, in order to contribute to meeting the most optimistic demands of cargo handling growth in the region and creating an efficient alternative to the existing (state) ports.
Those who seek a suitable place to install a new business, such as a port terminal, an industry or a service provider unit, should know the advantages of Porto Central.
Sea News, March 9