Brazil to privatise São Sebastião port 

Brazil to privatise São Sebastião port 

Brazil’s Federal Government aims to privatise the Port of São Sebastião, according to João Octaviano Neto, the State Secretary of Transportation in São Paulo.

Despite being a federal port, it is managed by Companhia Docas de São Sebastião, subordinated to the transportation department of the government of São Paulo.

In addition to the privatisation of the Port of São Sebastião, Neto stated that the space requires an investment of around $200m to build two berths and a new rail line.

“This is a very challenging project. First, I would need to have a great volume of cargo arriving at São Sebastião. Besides, I would need an entire structure to allow trains to go down the slopes safely to the port,” he said. 

However, he stressed that installing a railway structure there is complicated but not impossible.

The access channel to the Port of São Sebastião is 500m wide and 18m deep in the north, and 300m wide and 25m deep in the south. The channel has a length of 22.8km.

The berthing facility is 362m long and divided into four berths. The main one, with a length of 150m and a depth of 9m, allows for the docking of ships up to 250m in length. 

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