The Paranaguá Port Export Corridor, a system through which grains and bran are handled, will be remodeled and modernized to meet the growing demand of Paraná’s agribusiness. The structure was built still in the 1970s. On Thursday (15), Governor Carlos Massa Ratinho Junior was in Paranaguá and authorized the bidding of the basic project of the works.
He noted that, when completed, the modernization will increase the export capacity of the Port of Paranaguá by 40%. “It will give tremendous speed to shipping operations. Parana’s agribusiness has doubled in size every ten years and the Port of Paranaguá, which is the largest exporter of grain in South America, has to keep up with production growth, ”said the governor.
At the event, held at the administrative headquarters of the public company Portos do Paraná, Ratinho Junior also announced the entrance of the port administration in the UN Global Compact and launched the online Negative Debt Certificate service and the contest for the design of a tourist building. The governor also made the call servers approved in public tenders held in 2016 and 2017.
The governor recalled that this week Paraná became the first state in Brazil to receive autonomy to manage exploration contracts of organized port areas. According to him, independence proves the high technical level of the Ports of Paraná.
OPERATIONAL GAIN – According to the CEO of Ports of Paraná, Luiz Fernando Garcia, with the modernization, the complex will optimize the operational gain of the port. “This means lowering the cost of the logistics chain. The ports of Paraná become very interesting and more efficient for producers, ”he explained.
For the Secretary of Infrastructure and Logistics, Sandro Alex, the State Government invests in all modes to reduce logistics costs and facilitate the flow of production in Paraná. “We already have a high degree of export efficiency, which will be further expanded. Good news for producers and for all Paraná people, ”he said.
PRODUCTIVITY – The basic project for the Export Corridor repowering works will be the basis for the executive project and the works that will increase grain and bran shipping capacity by the Corridor’s three exclusive berths by 33%. Higher productivity means shorter uptime, higher vessel turnover and lower cost throughout the chain.
The objective of the investment is to develop a new system, so that the current productivity of 3,000 tons / hour per cradle goes up to 4,000 tons / hour. To this end, the project includes six new conveyor belts and the acquisition of new electromechanical equipment.
In addition to gaining more power and productivity, the Export Corridor will operate with better environmental practices and achieve greater operational and work safety. The new belts will be enclosed, ie protected to prevent loss of cargo, city dirt and damage to air quality and the environment as a whole by dust. The same project includes all the necessary works for the Export Corridor to operate at full capacity.
SERVERS – The governor also signed a call for 31 new civil servants, approved in public tenders held in 2016 and 2017. 28 new administrative assistant port officers, two security administrative officers, three port technicians and a media analyst will be called.
MIRANTE – The event also marked the launch of the architectural project competition for the construction of the lookout point for sightseeing in the Port of Paranaguá. With an award of R $ 50,000, the projects should include a Living Center for the trucker’s family that operates in the port, lookout and tourist receptive range.
CND ONLINE – It is now possible for port operators and service providers to issue the Negative Debt Certificate through the website www.portosdoparana.pr.gov.br. The launch of the service, which allows free printing of the document, should facilitate the access of maritime agents to the AppaWeb, information system of the Ports of Parana.
ATTENDANCE – The event was attended by the Secretaries of Agriculture and Supply, Norberto Ortigara, and of Infrastructure and Logistics, Sandro Alex; state deputies Gilson de Souza, Alexandre Curi and Nelson Justus, mayors of Paranaguá, Marcelo Roque; from Matinhos, Ruy Hauer; Guaraqueçaba, Ariad Junior, and Antonina, José Paulo Vieira Azim.
Ports of Paraná initiates actions within the SDGs
The public company Portos do Paraná joined the actions of the United Nations Global Compact Cities program and starts to develop activities within the Millennium Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the event in Paranaguá, Ratinho Junior stressed that Paraná is the Brazilian state that most progresses in achieving the goals of the ODS and that the port now joins efforts with other state agencies.
“We were in New York a month ago, invited by the UN to talk about it,” he said. “From the moment it adopts this protocol, the port is committed to a series of public policies for sustainable development. And he is already recognized for his strong commitment to the environmental area, ”he said.
Source: Portos do Paraná