Port of Rotterdam to develop new port in Brazil

The Port of Rotterdam Authority will play a key role in developing a new deep sea harbour in Brazil.

Expertise in port development

The Dutch will assist the local port authority TPK Logistica with knowledge and expertise in the field of port development. Porto Central, as the new harbour will be known, will be located north of Rio de Janerio in Espirito Santo, the so-called industrial heart of Brazil. The port will be used for the handling of oil, gas, dry bulk containers and general cargo. It will also serve as a support centre for Brazil’s growing offshore sector. Approximately 30 million tonnes of cargo is transported each year between Brazil and the Port of Rotterdam. The Dutch port authority has been operating in the South American country since 2010, when it was approached by the Brazilian government to advise on a strategic study into remodelling the Brazilian port sector. Four Dutch port authority employees currently work in Brazil.

Source: Port Technology