Porto Seco in Ponta Porã (MS) will become a logistics hub with investment of R$ 20 million in infrastructure works

Ruth Rodrigues
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12-05-2022 14:47:55
in Logistics and Transport
Through a Public-Private Partnership, Porto Seco de Ponta Porã will have a total investment of R$ 20 million to carry out works with the objective of turning the place into a logistics hub focused on foreign trade Photo: Kelly Ventorim




Through a Public-Private Partnership, Porto Seco de Ponta Porã will have a total investment of R$ 20 million to carry out works with the objective of turning the place into a logistics hub focused on foreign trade

The infrastructure works that will have an investment of R$ 20 million in Porto Seco de Ponta Porã, in the municipality of Ponta Porã, Mato Grosso do Sul, will come to fruition this semester, according to an announcement made this Monday, (09/05). ). In this way, the local will become a logistics hub focused on foreign trade to expand cargo transport operations to ports in the region over the next few years. 

Public-Private Partnership will enable the necessary infrastructure works for Porto Seco to become a logistics hub in the coming years

The state of Mato Grosso do Sul will now have another logistics hub focused on trading abroad, Porto Seco de Ponta Porã, which will undergo a series of infrastructure works throughout the year. The bidding for the works should be put on paper during the first half of 2022 and the project will have a investment total R$ 20 million so that the complex has an adequate infrastructure for operations. 

The project is a partnership between the State Government, the Federal Revenue Service of Brazil and the Municipality of Ponta Porã, with the objective of expanding the presence of the dry port in the state. Furthermore, the initiative will be made possible through a Public-Private Partnership, since the Porto Seco de Ponta Porã concession will take place through a bidding process for private companies in the logistics sector. Only then will the site be able to go through all the necessary works to become a logistics hub focused on foreign trade. 

The main objective of the investment plan for the construction of a logistics hub in Porto Seco de Ponta Porã is to enable even more efficient foreign sales. In addition, the project also intends to promote economic, industrial and commercial development in the regions close to the Dry Ports. Thus, dry ports will be installed close to strategic regions such as ports, airports and other product flow paths for commercialization with the foreign market through the export and import of goods. 

Deadline for the bidding for the Port in Ponta Porã is scheduled for June this year and an investment of R$ 20 million will enable even more efficient and faster works

The Municipal Secretary of Regional Development, Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Ponta Porã, Caio Augusto, commented on the deadlines for the bidding for the works of Porto Seco in Ponta Porã and stated that they are scheduled for June this year. The executive also highlighted that “After the technical feasibility study, carried out by the Federal Revenue Service of Brazil, which addressed the estimated demand and brought socio-economic information from the municipality and region, sizing the physical space and calculating the budget of the enterprise, the installation of Porto Seco is in its final phase of implementation, and will place Ponta Porã as one of the most important logistics hubs in the region, transforming the economic and social dynamics of the municipality”.

In addition, it was also highlighted that the creation of a logistics hub in Porto Seco de Ponta Porã will bring even more efficiency to operations, since the Federal District, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás and Mato Grosso have only four ports dried, located in Brasília-DF, Corumbá-MS, Anápolis-GO and Cuiabá-MT.

Thus, with the completion of the infrastructure works for the creation of the logistics hub in Porto Seco de Ponta Porã, the location will be able to increase its service capacity by up to 10 times, reaching 400 calls a day, or something between 10 to 12 thousand calls per month.

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Ruth Rodrigues
Graduated in Biological Sciences from the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), she works as a writer and scientific disseminator.