Cooperation with Brazilian government
Duisburg, 22.03.2011 | Optimization of Brazilian transport systems planned / duisport assumes overall coordination of program / Big chance for German economy
At the end of last week Duisburger Hafen AG and the Brazilian ports ministry signed an agreement in Berlin to support the government in drafting a logistics concept for the so-called Sao Paulo-Santos corridor. The corridor is the main artery for Brazilian flows of goods between the coast and the hinterland. This was preceded by mutual consultations over a long period in Duisburg and Brazil, which were intensively accompanied by the German government. It was possible to set the cornerstones of this cooperation in a visit by Erich Staake to the new Brazilian ports minister, Leônidas Cristino, in Brazil at the end of January. “The assumption of overall coordination to draft a logistics concept in Brazil by the duisport Group is opening up numerous possibilities for German industry to participate in implementing the infrastructure measures,” enthused Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG. “We want to act as a pathfinder for home industry when it comes to issuing orders in the next step,” continued Staake.
The Brazilian government has commissioned various studies to developing a new transport concept for the Sao Paulo-Santos corridor. The focus here is connecting the port of Santos and the hinterland of the Serra do Mar region. The individual studies encompass the whole range of the optimization and building of the transport infrastructure. Here the duisport Group is evaluating the individual studies as an overall coordinator and is drafting the final overall concept. In doing so the logport project is serving as a reference model for developing the Brazilian logistics concept. duisport is providing its expertise in planning and building ports and terminals, as well as in developing a logistics hub for the hinterland.
The duisport team consists of experienced logistics specialists, who will supervise coordination on site. Work will start as early as the second quarter of this year. Then the first results should be available at the end of the year.