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Porto Itapoá, located on the North coast of Santa Catarina, received today, October 23, the Via Viva 2020 Award – in the Port Sector category -, granted by the Ministry of Infrastructure in recognition of the environmental actions developed. The new recognition adds to countless other national and international sustainability awards that Porto Itapoá has been receiving in its nine years of operation.
The selection of Porto Itapoá by the Ministry of Infrastructure as the most sustainable of Brazilian ports was based on the Environmental Performance Index (IDA) developed by Antaq (National Waterway Transport Agency) that had already awarded Porto Itapoá in first place among the private port terminals. A reference in the sector, IDA is composed of 38 indicators related to legal compliance in force in the country and good practices in environmental management, health and safety of operations.
The award took place during the Via Viva 2020 event, Transport Infrastructure Seminar, promoted by the Ministry of Infrastructure and recognized for promoting discussion on socio-environmental themes relevant to such a dynamic and challenging sector. This year, due to the pandemic, the activities, focusing on three sub-axes (green financing, resilience and low carbon), took place virtually. The award was received by the Director of Porto Itapoá, Roberto Pandolfo, who spoke of Porto Itapoá´s commitment to Sustainability, as one of the three pillars of action. “Our socio-environmental performance has been part of the Terminal´s strategy since the beginning of our operations and this recognition by the Ministry of Infrastructure has a very special motivating factor, which is in line with what we understand to be the development model of the port sector in the country´´, said. The award ceremony included Diogo Piloni, National Secretary for Ports and Water Transport, Mateus Salomé do Amaral, Undersecretary of Sustainability for the Ministry of Infrastructure and Adalberto Tokarski, Director of the National Waterway Transport Agency – ANTAQ