Ports and Terminals

Port of Itajaí welcomes progress on municipal port authority transfer

May, 25, 2023 Posted by Gabriel Malheiros

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A recent meeting in Brasília brought news about the Port of Itajaí: Robison Coelho, Deputy Secretary of Ports, Airports, and Railways of Santa Catarina, stated that the port authority could be ceded to the city government as soon as the next few weeks.

Furthermore, the bidding process is expected to take place later this year. This information was shared with the delegation from Santa Catarina, which met with the National Secretary of Ports and Aquatic Transport, Fabrizio Pierdomenico, last week.

According to the Ministry of Ports and Airports, the bidding process will follow a public consultation and scrutiny by the Federal Audit Court (TCU) and the National Agency for Waterway Transport (Antaq).

See below the container movement in the Port of Itajai, both as imports and exports between Jan 2019 and Mar 2023. The data was provided by Datamar’s business intelligence team. Please note that due to the operational imbroglio regarding the port’s administration rights, the container movement was brought to low levels this year.

Container movement at Itajai Port | Jan 2019 – Mar 2023 | TEU

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Port shall remain publicly-owned

Furthermore, the Ministry emphasized the importance of adapting the auction model for the Port of Itajaí to maintain the public port authority. This means the port authority will continue to have strategic responsibilities that ask for government involvement while forming partnerships with private entities to operate the cargo terminal and port access channel. The goal is to balance public and private interests in the port’s operations and development. This approach aims to leverage the expertise and resources of both sectors for the benefit of the port and its stakeholders.

The pass-on of the administration, which is expected to be signed in the coming weeks, will transfer port authority to the municipality for another 25 years.

Source: ND Mais

To read the original news source, click on: https://ndmais.com.br/economia/licitacao-do-porto-de-itajai-pode-sair-do-papel-ainda-este-ano/

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