Taking advantage of the favorable environment for privatization in the national scenario, the Administration of Ports of Paranaguá and Antonina (APPA) prepares a package of concessions to the six-terminal private initiative. 32 and PAR 12.

PAR 32 is an area of ​​6,651 m², intended for the handling and storage of general cargo, with an emphasis on bagged sugar. PAR 12 has 120,000 m² and is intended for the movement of vehicles. Last week, representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Planning and Logistics Company (EPL) and the National Waterway Transportation Agency (Antaq) were at the Port of Paranaguá.The professionals sought to gather data and information that help in the preparation of the technical study so that the auction can happen. Once finalized, it is sent to the Federal Court of Audit (TCU), which is the body that has the final word to authorize the event, including the definition of trading floor values.

The Paranaguá and Antonina Ports Administration expects that the bidding documents for these two areas will be published next year (2020). As of publication, there is a 100-day deadline for the auction to take place on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa).

Between the years 2021 and 2022, four more terminals should go to the private sector. Studies are carried out to auction the PAR 50 (of 123,773 m² and for the movement of liquid bulk), the PAR 33 (123,723 m² and also for liquid bulk), PAR 09 (21,577 m² for solid bulk handling) and PAR 14 (20,025 m² for solid bulk handling).

The spaces are ceded to private initiative for 25 years. The first terminal that went through the auction was PAR 01, now sold to Klabin, a pulp and paper industry. The space was auctioned in August (2019), with a lease value of R $ 1 million. The company now transfers R $ 171,700 per month to the Port Administration of Paranaguá and Antonina, which is responsible for overseeing operations. In addition, Klabin pays the amount of R $ 2.85 per tonne moved.

Since August this year, the Port of Paranaguá is considered the most autonomous terminal in the country. This is because, that month, the port obtained authorization from the Ministry of Infrastructure to bid for terminals, manage contracts with partner companies and also supervise operators. Currently, only Paranaguá Port has this status in the country. The others depend on direct authorizations from the Infrastructure folder for actions.

The Port Administration of Paranaguá and Antonina gained full autonomy by presenting good port management rates. According to the Ports Act 2013 and a decree published at the end of last year, terminals with a score higher than 8 in the Authority Management Index (IGAP) can command their own processes. The Paranaguá and Antonina Port Administration’s grade is 8.5.

Source: Gazeta do Povo