Since the public company Portos do Paraná was honored on October 24th by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), at a meeting of the entity, held in the city of Denver, Colorado, in the United States, the news continues to have positive repercussions.
The award, seen as the Oscar of Ports in the Americas, recognized the public company from Paraná in the Special Events category for promoting the Porto Race and its connection with the community.
The annual event brought together more than 130 port authorities from the USA, Canada and Latin America.
The Director of Business Development at Portos do Paraná, André Pioli, talks about this recognition and some work that has been developed at the public company. “It was a great satisfaction to receive an award from an institution in the Americas that addresses the global port and logistics sector due to the relationship between the port and the city. A fact that we have been working since 2019 with the determination of our Governor Ratinho Júnior to have a different look at the city. With this in mind, we have been working intensely in several ways, such as the payment of city taxes that are used for health, education, public safety and asphalt in the city, the construction of warehouses in our maritime communities, all aspects of access to the ports of the Paraná and one of the issues that we take care of and have the pleasure of talking about was the attraction and development of tourism in our city, whether in the issue of the Race that celebrated with the community the 88th anniversary of Portos do Paraná, where more than one thousand and two hundred people came to participate in the event on the port strip, the first in the world, and also the arrival of passenger ships that will give a different economic reality to the population of Paranaguá. Today 80% of our economy is due to the port economy. And now we are going to have the advent of tourism with the arrival of passenger ships. This will boost the local economy, and will provide people with employment and income opportunities”, emphasizes Pioli.
Also among the actions, the director of Business Development, details that there are more than 10 warehouses, many of which have already been delivered, spread across several maritime communities. “There are several warehouses, two in Pontal do Paraná, two in Antonina, two in Ilha dos Valadares, one in Rocio and also in the communities of Piaçaguera, Eufrasina, Teixeira, Europinha and Amparo, which changes the reality of people who live in these locations. and that open up the possibility for people from outside to arrive and visit communities more safely”, explains Pioli.
The director also remembers that from December 1st, Paranaguá cruise ships will begin embarking and disembarking via the Port of Paranaguá, generating employment and income for the entire population. “Every Friday, starting on December 1st, a ship with two thousand and seven hundred people and another seven hundred crew will arrive in Paranaguá. They will be transiting through our city and in coastal cities that will need our commerce in general. They will be supplied with food in our gastronomy, in our pharmacies, in shops in general, and this will generate employment and income for the population of the coast of Paraná”, celebrates Pioli, who emphasizes the importance of maintaining access to the port-city relationship. “This is a very positive relationship since the port is within the city and the city survives from the port. This healthy relationship provides a better life, not only employment, but a better quality life for all residents of our city. As we pay taxes due to the city, as we make investments in the city, events concerned with the people of our city, the city is developing and so is the port”, says Pioli.