Porto do Rio de Janeiro opens new road access gate to receive traffic from Avenida Portuária

The Companhia Docas do Rio de Janeiro (CDRJ) inaugurated, last Friday (19), the most modern road access gate to the Port of Rio de Janeiro, located at the end of Rua General Sampaio, in the neighborhood of Caju. This is the Novo Portão 32, designed to receive road traffic from Avenida Portuária, dimensioned for the flow of 2,600 vehicles per day. The work, which lasted nine months, was carried out and funded with Docas do Rio's own resources, totaling an investment of around R$3.8 million.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Port Authority, leasing companies of the terminals and port operators and the Brazilian Association of Users of Ports, Transport and Logistics (Logística Brasil). During the ribbon cutting ceremony, the CEO of Docas do Rio, Francisco Antonio de Magalhães Laranjeira, thanked the joint effort of everyone involved in the project and highlighted that “the New Gate 32 is a great achievement for all users of the Port of Rio de Janeiro and another step towards improving land access infrastructure”.

For the director of Port Management, Mário Povia, "the work materializes a Public-Private Partnership with the terminals and port operators, who donated the executive project to Docas do Rio, and is the result of the efforts of various areas of the company such as the Superintendencies Port Management, Port Guard, Engineering and Information Technology”. The administrative and financial director of Docas do Rio, Indalecio Alvarez, also participated in the event.

The new access covers a total area of 9,368 m2, with 153 m2 of built area, plus 720 m2 of protection coverage in the 'gates'. The structure is equipped to service road vehicles, with modern facilities for the Port Guard, new paving and signaling and, mainly, four reversible 'gates' with sufficient dimensions for truck maneuvers and with technology and automation to facilitate the dynamics of entry and exit the port, quickly and safely, in an organized manner, avoiding queues and traffic jams.

The New Gate 32 will work in synergy with the other gates and it is estimated that, initially, it will be responsible for more than 40% of the vehicles scheduled for the Port of Rio de Janeiro, with an increase forecast for the coming months, considering issues marketing and urban mobility, for example, the possibility of stork trucks leaving without the risk of damage.