The ports of Paraná expect to receive, in the next two years, around R$ 2.3 billion in works. In addition to the investments that come with the attraction of new business, the State Government, through the public company that manages the Paranaguá and Antonina terminals, will invest R$ 678 million until 2024.
Essential for Brazil’s development, employment and income generation, the state’s port infrastructure has received record investments. From 2019 to 2021, more than BRL 437 million were invested in the ports of Paraná. This year, the works in progress already total R$ 77.67 million, in own resources.
“Thanks to the commitment of the State Government, the high technical level of our employees and the tireless work of the port community, we reached a rate of more than 76% in the execution of planned investments”, said the CEO of Portos do Paraná, Luiz Fernando Garcia da Silva. The percentage is considered the highest in Brazil, among the country’s public ports, according to the Federal Government.
FUTURE – The planned investment for future projects includes, in addition to public resources, approximately R$ 1.61 billion from the private sector, resulting from new lease agreements for areas.
Among these is the modeling study and the execution of the optimization works of the Eastern Export Corridor of the Port of Paranaguá, including the construction (in two stages) of the “T” Pier, with four new berths for the transport of vegetable bulk. .
The basic project has already been completed and provides for a shipment capacity of 32,000 tons per hour in eight integrated lines.
Also on the east side of the wharf, the “Moegão” will centralize railway unloading and receive up to 180 simultaneous wagons, in three independent lines and 11 interconnected terminals.
The estimated foreign investment for this stage is around R$ 514 million, for the implementation of civil, electromechanical, railway and road works for the entire complex. In own resources, it will be almost R$ 500 million.
The paving of the area of the former “Silinho”, demolished this year, is also in the bidding phase. There will be R$ 3.5 million in investments, in an important area of the port strip that will begin to receive new cargo.
IN PROGRESS – Portos do Paraná is still carrying out projects to expand its truck reception capacity (R$ 90 million)
Another R$ 52.35 million in investments are foreseen in the preparation of projects and terms of reference, including improvements to the pier and buildings of the Port of Paranaguá, in addition to road access to the Port of Antonina.
Continued dredging works (R$ 403 million until 2023) and the demolition of Pedra Palangana (R$ 32.6 million) continue.
Companies believe and invest in the State
Good business opportunities and investor confidence in the State’s port management attracts important investments from the private sector in Paranaguá and Antonina.
PULP – After two decades without new leases in the Port of Paranaguá, in August 2019, the governments of Paraná and Federal held the auction of the PAR01 area, of 27,530 square meters, for pulp handling. Less than two years later, Klabin, which bought the terminal, is getting ready to start operations.
The works started in June 2021 and are advanced. It is expected that they will be completed by the end of this year. The total investment is R$ 120 million.
VEHICLES – A year ago, the company Ascensus Gestão e Participações leased the PAR12 area, where it will build a new terminal dedicated to the movement of vehicles. There will be about R$ 22 million in works and infrastructure.
In addition to the investment that will be made over the next 25 years, Porto receives the values of the bid given at auction: R$ 25 million. This is because the process was conducted by Portos do Paraná, the first port authority in the country to receive autonomy to manage the contracts for the exploration of areas, in August 2019.
Ascensus has already obtained the Municipal Construction Permit and the Prior License from Ibama. The contractor is contracted for the work and is waiting for the Installation License to start the works.
Shipments through the Export Corridor of the Port of Paranaguá grew 7.4% in the four-month period
GENERAL CARGO – In March of this year, Paraná bid for another area on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3). The company FTS Participações Societárias won the PAR32 for R$ 30 million. The new lessee takes over the area with the obligation to invest a minimum amount of R$ 4.17 million over 10 years, in addition to making monthly payments for the occupation.
SOLID BULK FOR EXPORT – The new bulk loading structure by conveyor belts is a private investment by Paraná Operação Portuárias (Pasa). In the first phase of the expansion, the company builds a new shipping line and intends to install a new shiploader, to handle up to 2,500 tons/hour.
The second phase, scheduled for next year, includes the construction of a new warehouse, with a capacity for 60,000 tons of sugar or 45,000 tons of other solid bulk. In total, there will be R$ 117.7 million in investments that should increase the terminal’s capacity, from 3.6 million tons/year to 6.7 million tons/year.
Port sector contributes with more than half of the ISS collection of Paranaguá and Antonina
GRAINS AND BRAN – Coamo invested R$ 200 million in the construction of the Port Terminal II, in Paranaguá, to serve grain and bran exports. With three silos and a grain warehouse, the structure has a total storage capacity of 150 thousand tons.
The terminal has five hoppers, with an operational capacity to receive 1,380 tons/hour, and tippers for trucks that facilitate the flow of movement in the export corridor. Added to the other existing terminal, the cooperative has the capacity to ship up to 7 thousand tons/day.
ANTONINA – The Ponta do Félix Port (PPF) is building six new grain silos and a new fertilizer warehouse. The current static capacity is 270 thousand tons, but with the expansion projects in progress it will exceed 430 thousand tons, after the conclusion of the works.
Source: Portos do Paraná