2023 marks an important year in the history of Porto Itapoá
Porto Itapoá develops in-house emergency cage exclusively for rescue
Projects and initiatives reinforce the terminal’s leadership in environmental issues, collecting awards and certifications in the field
Porto Itapoá will be the first port in Brazil to include carbon credits in its operations
Porto Itapoá has stood out in the business scene, showcasing its commitment to energy transition. An important initiative launched by the company is the Carbon Neutralization Project, in partnership with the Ambipar Group, to offset carbon emissions from customers. As a result, it will be the first port 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, says Sergni Pessoa Rosa Jr., the director of Operations, Technology, and Environment at Porto Itapoá. “These credits, derived from forest conservation or reforestation, are certified by Ambipar,” he explains.
nBy pioneering the carbon credit market, Porto Itapoá offers a new possibility that is expected to impact the entire logistics chain.
New energy policy
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,” emphasizes the terminal director.
“These data will serve as a basis for future projects, not only for Porto Itapoá but for all entrepreneurs in the city,” concludes Rosa Jr.
The port achieved, for the second time in 2023, the Gold Seal of the GHG Protocol, a program 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 in new autonomous RTGs – the first terminal in South America to operate them – which consume up to three times less fuel than conventional ones.
Playing a significant role in reducing carbon emissions is an essential premise of Porto Itapoá, according to its director of Operations, Technology, and Environment, Sergni Pessoa Rosa Jr. “Economic development associated with socio-environmental development is the most sustainable way for a company to establish itself. In this way, all stakeholders can coexist harmoniously in a healthy environment,” reflects Rosa Jr.
Desempenhar um papel significativo na redução de emissões de carbono é uma premissa essencial do Porto Itapoá, de acordo com seu diretor de Operações, Tecnologia e Meio Ambiente, Sergni Pessoa Rosa Jr. “O desenvolvimento econômico associado ao desenvolvimento socioambiental é a forma mais sustentável de uma empresa se estabelecer. Desa forma, todos os públicos envolvidos podem coexistir de forma harmônica em um ambiente saudável”, reflete Rosa Jr.