The importance of port efficiency for agribusiness was the theme of the meeting between the board of Portos do Paraná and the G7 technical infrastructure and logistics group, at the headquarters of the Union and State Cooperatives Organization (Ocepar), on Tuesday (3 ). The public company presented works and actions to expedite shipment and increase the competitiveness of Paraná products.
“The level of port efficiency directly influences the competitiveness of agribusiness products. High port efficiency leads to low export costs, which in turn favor the competition of domestic goods in international markets, ”explains Portos do Paraná CEO Luiz Fernando Garcia.
In the port of Paranaguá, about 92% of exports are from agricultural products. The port of Paraná is the first in Brazil to export soybean oil and frozen chicken; second in soybean exports, soybean meal, sugar, meat and alcohol; and the third in wood exportation.
According to Garcia, the approach with the productive sector is essential to understand the needs of the market. “The intention is to work together, listening to those who export via our ports,” he says.
For Ocepar’s superintendent, Nelson Costa, the dialogue is important for the public company to present the investments and deadlines of the projects it carries out. “It is an opportunity to reestablish the communication channel between the Ports of Paraná and organized civil society, especially with federations and unions,” he says.
The main issue raised by the representatives of the technical group is the future scenario, following the conquest of the delegation of powers by the State Ports, in particular regarding the new leasing of areas.
The G7 is a group of entities representing the Paraná productive sector, and gathers Federation of Commerce of Goods, Services and Tourism of Paraná (Fecomércio PR), Federation of Agriculture of Paraná State (Faep), Federation of Industries of Paraná State (Fiep ), Federation and Organization of Parana State Cooperatives (Fecoopar), Federation of Parana State Business and Business Associations (Faciap), Federation of Parana State Freight Transport Companies (Fetranspar) and Paraná Trade Association (ACP) ).
The meeting was also attended by the legal director of Portos do Paraná, Marcus Vinicius Freitas, and the head of the Planning Department, Carlos Eidam de Assis.
Source: Portos do Paraná