Brazil: Great Future for Itaqui Port

Daniel Vinent, the Itaqui port director of planning and development, unveiled investment plans for the expansion works at this Maranhão state port.

He said: “Investments include 2.6bn reais for the construction of at least 16 new berths, the rebuilding of existing ones, and dredging works. This also entails the installation of a pier to handle cellulose and pellets, as well as general cargo.”

According to, this US$3.2bn capital development project will be carried out over the next 20 years, and it should significantly improve performances of the Itaqui port cargo handling capacity.


Dredging Today Staff, October 17, 2012