Porto Itapoá introduces carbon credits

Porto Itapoá introduces carbon credits in its operations

Porto Itapoá has launched the Carbon Neutralization Project in partnership with the Ambipar Group to offset carbon emissions from customers.

The port will be the first in Brazil to enable the inclusion of carbon credits in its operations.

The project officially starts in 2024 and will allow terminal customers to purchase carbon credits to offset their emissions, according to Sergni Pessoa Rosa Jr., Director of Operations, Technology, and Environment at Porto Itapoá. 

“These credits, derived from forest conservation or reforestation, are certified by Ambipar,” Pessoa Rosa explained.

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In 2023, Porto Itapoá changed its energy acquisition policy in the national system, opting to consume only renewable energy in new contracts.

The transaction is certified by I-REC(e), a global tracking system for renewable energy attributes designed to facilitate reliable accounting of renewable energy attributed to the consumer.

Porto Itapoá is also developing a solar energy capture project, with panels already installed for a specific study of solar light incidence in Itapoá. 

“The data we have available today relates to the macro region where we are located, so we need to better understand the specificities of this energy source in our municipality,” emphasized Pessoa Rosa.

“These data will serve as a basis for future projects, not only for Porto Itapoá but for all entrepreneurs in the city.”

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The port achieved, for the second time in 2023, the Gold Seal of the GHG Protocol, a programme implemented in Brazil by the Center for Sustainability Studies at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGVces) in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment.

Additionally, it invested over R$ 25 million ($5.1 million) in new autonomous Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGs) – the first terminal in South America to operate them – which consume up to three times less fuel than conventional ones.

In the summer of last year, Porto Itapoá became a terminal with ‘zero landfill’ status and a reference in sustainability thanks to its recycling initiative.

More recently, Porto Itapoá welcomed a new shipping route, Brazil Express (BRAZEX), from the French shipping company CMA CGM.

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