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The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Terminal Presidente Kennedy (TPK) Logistica signed a joint agreement recently for the development of a new port in Brazil, to be named Porto Central.

The new port is due to be situated and built in the most southern part of the state of Espirito Santo. The newly built port is expected to act as an industrial port for the management of oil, gas, dry bulk, containers and general cargo. The port is also anticipated to act as a supporting centre particularly for the ever increasing offshore sector.

While TPK Logistica has experience in this field, the Port Authority’s main role will be providing its extensive expertise and knowledge in the field of port development. It has been said that a decision surrounding investment will be settled as a later date.

It is estimated that an approximate 30 million tonnes of cargo is transported between Brazil and the port within Rotterdam on a yearly basis. This means the port of Rotterdam the most important European port for Brazil.

The Port Authority has been working with Brazil since 2010. The Port Authority was asked by the Brazilian government to implement a strategic plan to reintroduce the Brazilian port sector, consisting of 34 public ports placed along the 8,000 kilometre coastline.

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