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The event took place on May 22 and 23 and was attended by several experts on dredging and port activity
Director of Porto Itapoá lecture on dredging at Portos & Costas Brasil 2023 event
The Director of Operations, Technology and Environment of Porto Itapoá, Sergni Pessoa Rosa Jr. was a speaker at the event Portos & Costas Brasil 2023, in Balneário Camboriú. The executive spoke about the importance of dredging for the port infrastructure and its challenges.
The event took place on the 22nd and 23rd of May and was attended by several experts on dredging and port activity. “There were several high-level presentations”, highlighted the director of Porto Itapoá. “Issues related to port infrastructure have gained strength in the public debate, mainly due to the great opportunity that it generate for the country’s economy”.
In its second edition, Portos & Costas Brasil 2023 had six discussion panels, in addition to institutional presentations. The objective is to disseminate technical knowledge and practical experiences related to important topics related to Coastal infrastructure and Waterway transport in Brazil.
One of the points addressed by Rosa Jr. is the dredging of the access channel to Babitonga Bay, which will increase the depth from 14 meters to 16 meters. In addition, the work will improve the curve of the channel, making it suitable for larger ships.
“Porto Itapoá is a member of the group carrying out this project, providing technical, institutional and financial support for its development”, explains the Terminal’s director.
The project also foresees the use of sand removed from the channel area to fatten the shore of Itapoá, a type of handling unprecedented in Brazil. The project to extend the sand strip is the result of an agreement between the port of São Francisco Sul – the port authority that coordinates infrastructure actions throughout Babitonga Bay – and the Municipality of Itapoá.
The work already has a Preliminary Environmental License by IBAMA and is now awaiting the Installation Environmental License, which authorizes the start of work.