The Port of Pecém, located in São Gonçalo do Amarante, you will receive in 2018 one hub port (Port Concentrator). Information is director of ports of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN), Pedro Brito, who participated 24th June the release of the X International Seminar on Logistics and EXPOLOG, National Logistics Fair.

The investment in the first phase will be 800 million R$, contributed by CSN. In the design phase, the project is scheduled for completion in 2018.

The project will be installed in an area of 100 hectares. It will be a terminal concentrator with a capacity to receive large ships and redistribute cargo to smaller vessels. According to Brito, the terminal will serve to agricultural commodities and minerals and general cargo, including containers.

It does not detail the later stages of the equipment. According to José Roberto Correia Serra, general manager of CSN ports, the goal is to provide a terminal for the transportation of cargo that arrives via Transnordestina – which should also be ready in 2018 – both for export and import. “The Pecém is a milestone and a turning point in the logistics point of view in the state. Adds strategic business vision, “he says. He believes that the most important is to improve the structure of the port to transport the products.

Serra believes that the Pecém has all the requirements – depth of 17 meters, strategic location and adequate infrastructure – to be a port with world-class. The secretary of the Ceará State Infrastructure (Seinfra), André Facó, said are still being made analyses and studies on the terminal in Pecém. Cearáportos already reported that it is the responsibility of Seinfra.

New markets

With the opening of the Panama Canal next year, the routes will change the logistics and the Pecém enters positively in the port setting, with the business possibilities with Asia, beyond the eastern United States and Europe.


Hub Port (Port Concentrator) is a specialised port in containers that supplies maritime and terminal services to handle and facilitate the transfer or transhipment of containers between vessels and mother ships feeders in the shortest possible time.

Source: Jornal O Povo / Reporter: Carol Kossling.