Technical Information

GPT (Gross Port Tonnage)

  • Maximum Length: 336 meters
  • Maximum Beam: 48,3 meters
  • Maximum GPT: 150,000

Observation: The above limits are compatible with the current maximum limits of the access channel to the Baía da Babitonga and within the limits of Porto Itapoá. Today, these dimensions serve for the majority of container vessels operating on the Brazilian coast. Tests to increase these parameters are regularly developed to augment the capacity of the Terminal’s access channel.

Layout and expansion

In the face of operational growth, and the market demand for agile and efficient terminals, Porto Itapoá is nearing the last phase of the project, namely the physical and operational expansion of the enterprise

Currently, the Terminal offers two wharfs with a summed length of 800 meters by 43 meters in width, and a natural draft of 16 meters, which permits simultaneous docking of two Super Post Panamax vessels.

The yard covers 146 thousand m2, with more than 2,000m2 for inspection, also used for cross docking, and a cold storage room for inspecting refrigerated cargo. The Porto Itapoá scanner is one of the most modern in Latin America and verifies 100% of export cargos. The Terminal also possesses 2,160 reefer outlets for refrigerated cargo, which is one of the primary export demands for the region today.

In the final phase, the Terminal’s dock will extend 1,250 meters in length, sufficient for three 350-meter vessels to berth simultaneously, and its storage area will be four times greater than the current area.

Reefer care

The Terminal is equipped with 2,160 reefer outlets that supply refrigerated cargos 24 hours per day. The containers undergo continuous monitoring, and outlet availability together with competitive costs for the client have been an important incentive for many companies to migrate their reefer export operations to Itapoá.


Six gates dynamically operate 24 hours per day, able to work with two entrance lanes, two exit lanes, and two reversing lanes. Container, vehicle, and weight information is automatically collected via OCR, saving trucking companytime and minimizing errors. Biometric driver access identification speeds up the process even further while also providing greater security. As such, the average wait time at the Porto Itapoá Gate is one of the lowest on the continent.


Operational Systems

Porto Itapoá is the first Brazilian terminal to implant the Navis Sparcs N4 operational system. Among its various advantages, this Navis version allows synchronized yard and dock planning controlled in real time by its operators.


  • Automatized yard aligned with vessel planning
  • Dynamic vehicle allocation to optimize flow and avoid traffic congestion
  • All cargo and equipment activities registered with available collectors for operational collaboration
  • Automatized panel and KPIs, providing productivity controls in real time