Logistics and infrastructure concept submitted to Brazilian President Rousseff
Duisburg, 06.03.2012 | duisport as central assessor and overall coordinator of the “Sao Paulo – Santos Logistics Corridor Program” of the Brazilian Federal government / Handover of Management Summary to President Dilma Rousseff
Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of the duisport Group, handed over the Management Summary of an integrated logistics and infrastructure concept for the “Sao Paulo – Santos Logistics Corridor” to Brazilian state president Dilma Rousseff today. For this purpose duisport coordinated numerous individual studies and evaluated the optimization potential for efficient traffic and goods flows between the port of Santos and the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo in the hinterland on behalf of the Brazilian government. The official handover of the report took place in the presence of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel on the occasion of a reception of the Executive Committee of the BDI Brazil Board at CeBIT in Hanover.
“The implementation of the measures and recommendations presented with the concept will decisively optimize the infrastructure and logistical procedures in Brazil’s largest port Santos and its hinterland,” said Erich Staake on the occasion of the handover. Staake continued, “The concepts developed will contribute to safeguarding the effective supply to and disposal from the Santos port location and the Sao Paulo metropolitan area long term.”
The Brazilian government commissioned various studies to develop a comprehensive logistics and infrastructure concept for the congested and heavily utilized Sao Paulo-Santos corridor. These served to assess individual projects in and around Brazil’s largest and most important port, Santos. The main focus here was the connection between the port of Santos and the roughly 800 m higher hinterland of the Sierra do Mar region and the effective supply to and disposal from the port location.
duisport brought all the study results together in the overall study, additionally analyzed the optimization potential of the logistics traffic structure and showed the potential for improvement.
The duisport Group was commissioned as the overall coordinator by the Brazilian ports ministry to evaluate the study results and to prepare the final overall concept.
The reference model for the Brazilian government’s assignment to develop the logistics and infrastructure concept was the successful implementation of the logport project and the development of the port of Duisburg into a European hinterland turntable over the past 10 years. Thus duisport “proved its particular suitability and comprehensive expertise in developing and implementing integrated port and hinterland concepts,” an aspect emphasized at the time the Brazilian government awarded the contract.