Porto Itapoá has received the final approval to use an extra 50 thousand m² of space for its operations
Porto Itapoá had the highest growth among the five largest container terminals in Brazil
The Feasibility Study was delivered to the Municipality of Itapoá, for them to consider the project. Widening the municipal road would integrate it into the SC-416 and SC-417 state highways that provide the link between the BR-101 federal highway and the Municipality of Itapoá
Porto Itapoá conducts a Feasibility Study on Widening the José Alves Road
Last week, Porto Itapoá officially handed over their feasibility study for widening the José Alves municipal road. The document was delivered to the Acting Mayor of Itapoá, Jeferson Garcia, together with a cooperation agreement signed between the parties.
Garcia believes that the delivery of this project is another big step in the growth of Itapoá. “We are delighted to accept this project, which is extremely important and will generate considerable social and economic development for the municipality”, said the Mayor about the handover of the project on widening the five kilometers of road.
All of the companies and other stakeholders involved in the port and logistics around the region have been calling for the widening of the road, according to Cássio Schreiner, the President of Porto Itapoá. “We have invested in this project and delivered it to City Hall because we know that it is important for this work to be integrated into the other infrastructure investments, planned for the region”, he explained.
Mr. Schreiner’s statement is clearly thinking about the widening of the SC-416 and SC-417 state highways, which connect the BR-101 federal highway to the José Alves road. Altogether, these roads add up to just over 40 kilometers and the state government of Santa Catarina has already earmarked resources for these works. The feasibility studies for the state highways are also nearly complete, and the works should begin in 2023.
“This is one of the most important logistics routes in the country and it needs these investments to ensure it can continue to grow in a sustainable way”, explained Schreiner. Porto Itapoá grew by 12.13% compared to last year, based on TEUs handled between January and September, according to data from ANTAQ (National Waterways Agency). As a result, the Santa Catarina terminal recorded the largest growth among the Top 5 ports in Brazil in 2022.
In addition, the number of companies that have facilities in the vicinity to deal with the demand from the port has been growing dramatically. According to market intelligence studies by Porto Itapoá, this number is expected to double over the next decade.