Port of Rotterdam Authority to help in the build of new Brazilian deepwater port

 10 Apr 2012 10.36am

  • Port Authority signs joint venture for the build of new industrial port

  • Porto Central will be used for the handling of oil products and dry bulk goods

Rotterdam Port, Europe’s largest seaport, has announced that it has signed an agreement to aid in the build of a new deepwater port in Brazil for the handling of oil, gas and dry bulk cargo.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority, the state of Espirito Santo, the municipality of Presidente Kennedy and project developer Terminal Presidente Kennedy (TPK) signed an agreement in Vitória, Brazil yesterday for the development of Porto Central.

The so-called ‘greenfield port’, a will be built in the extreme south of Espirito Santo state, to the north of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

In a statement the Port Authority said that it expects the 1,000-hectare facility to welcome its vessel within the next few years, with this year and next being used to obtain permits and attract customers.

The Port Authority’s main contribution will be its expertise and knowledge in the field of port management, the statement added.

In 2010, the Port Authority was asked by the Brazilian government to review a comprehensive strategic study into remodeling the Brazilian port sector, which consists of 34 public ports along the 8,000-kilometre Brazilian coast. At the beginning of this year, the Port Authority opened a new office in São Paulo. Together with the head office in Rotterdam, it will work intensively on the further development of Porto Central.

  Port Planning, Ports