Ports and Terminals

Imbituba demolishes former cargo terminal to make way for new investments

Mar, 31, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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In March, demolition began on the old Refrigerated Cargo Terminal (TERFRIO) at the Port of Imbituba. The facilities were in Area 2 – A2, next to Pier 1, a space that could soon be used for new investments. The revamp of about 8000 m² is expected to be completed in the first half of the year, leaving the site fully suitable for those interested.

“This area is in the heart of the port, practically next to the ships, so there are countless possibilities for qualifying new businesses since it has a multi-purpose and rentable character, which is why we are studying the best destination,” says SCPAR’s CEO Port of Imbituba, Fábio Riera.

The A2 requalification process began in 2020, with the auction of some goods from the old terminal, such as the road scales, boiler scrap, tiles, and general buildings. The reception buildings, cafeteria, warehouse, cold room, and water tank had their materials removed.

The current phase involves demolishing the masonry buildings, reinforced concrete structures, and the high-resistance floor. After the residue is appropriately disposed of, the land will be recomposed, with soil cleaning and grass planting.

New railroad expansion

On March 25, engineers from SCPAR Port of Imbituba and Ferrovia Tereza Cristina (FTC) met to deal with the next phase of expansion of the railroad present at the site. The teams visited the places planned to receive the construction of two lines parallel to the existing route, each containing about 300 meters of tracks. The works should start in the first half of 2021.

The new structure aims to facilitate transport operations, making it possible to carry out more maneuvers within the port area. This is the second phase of an expansion project that has been aligned by the FTC, with the Port Authority, since 2019. In September 2020, the railway pear was opened, an extension of tracks that connected the internal path, facilitating entry and exit of trains. The third and final stage foresees a direct connection to the Container Terminal (TECON), for cargo transshipment directly at TECON.

About 50 containers arrive daily at the port by rail. The cargo departs from Imbituba via a weekly cabotage stopover.

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