Docas do Rio participates in the main congress of the port sector in Latin America

Companhia Docas do Rio de Janeiro (CDRJ), responsible for managing the ports of Rio de Janeiro, Itaguaí, Niterói and Angra dos Reis, participates in the XXIX Latin American Congress of Ports – AAPA Latino 2021, in Cartagena, Colombia, and , on the occasion, received the certificate of affiliation with the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), which organizes the event in partnership with the Puerto de Cartagena group. The congress began on Monday (29), when a technical visit to the host port took place, and ends on Wednesday (1st).

Represented by the CEO, Francisco Antonio de Magalhães Laranjeira, the Director of Business and Sustainability, Jean Paulo Castro e Silva, and the Superintendent of Business Sustainability, Gabriela Campagna, Docas do Rio shares a commercial exhibition space with other Port Authorities such as Companhia Docas do Estado da Bahia (Codeba), Ports of Rio Grande, Ports of Paraná, Port of Vitória and Santos Port Authority (SPA). The Brazilian delegation also has the presence of the National Secretary for Ports and Waterway Transport, Diogo Piloni.

On the second day of the event, Tuesday (30), a symbolic delivery was made to the directors of Docas do Rio, of the company's certificate of adhesion to the AAPA, which represents more than 130 Public Port Authorities in the United States, Canada, Caribbean and Latin America. The CEO of Docas do Rio, Francisco Antonio de Magalhães Laranjeira, believes that “the company's affiliation with the entity promotes closer ties with port authorities in many countries, which can generate mutual benefits” and highlights that “the AAPA is an institution that promotes the common interests of the port community, has a training and training program that is interesting for professionals in the sector and encourages port development in various areas such as commerce, transport, security, infrastructure and the environment”.

According to the organizers, the congress brings together more than 400 port leaders and international experts in port management from 30 countries, making the forum stand out as the most important business meeting in the sector. The objective is to debate perspectives for the future of foreign trade, maritime transport and ports and present investments and projects. With this, the event is considered a great opportunity to expand the network of contacts, update on the port sector and promote commercial relations.