Brazil is one of the most important producers and exporters of commodities, and also has a growing production of semi-manufactured and manufactured products, such as:
- Marble and Granite
- Steel Products
- Auto Parts
- Machinery and Equipment
- Pig Iron
Marble and granite
The State of Espírito Santo exports more than 1.8 Million tonnes (close to US$1 Billion) of marble and granite every year, which is more than 70% of Brazil’s export. These Ornamental Stones are exported as rough blocks weighing over 40 tons as breakbulk cargo, and also as processed slabs in containers.
The main region of production is around Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, located just 55 kilometers from Porto Central. Porto Central is working closely together with this industry segment to provide a marble and granite processing area as well as a terminal in the port.
At 51 million sacks in 2016, Brazil is the world’s largest producer of coffee, and at 34 million sacks in 2016, the world’s largest exporter. Together, the States of Minas Gerais (a land-locked State, inland of Espirito Santo) and Espirito Santo produce around 45% of Brazil’s coffee, around 40 million sacks.
With the port’s strategic location, southern region of Espírito Santo State, Porto Central will be a new logistic solution for the storage of coffee in warehouses, as well as terminal areas for the shipment of containerized as well as breakbulk cargo.