Ministry of Transportation presents Paperless Port project at the Açu Port Complex - Porto do Açu


Ministry of Transportation presents Paperless Port project at the Açu Port Complex

System already in use in public ports promises to optimize proceedings for ships’ stays in the country’s terminals

The Port of Açu is organizing three meetings to present the Paperless Port system in São João da Barra. The project, created by the Ministry of Transportation, Ports, and Civil Aviation in 2011, allows for placing in one single management area information and necessary documentation for the expedition, analysis and authorizations for ships and merchandise. The tool, already used in the country’s public ports, also intends to cut red tape on ship stay proceedings in private terminals, increase efficiency and streamline port management. The system is being presented inside of the Açu Port Complex by the very Ministry of Transportation.

For the Operations manager of the Port of Açu, Marcelo Patrício, this week’s event is important for the port community as a whole: “In addition to absorbing the proceedings and project guidelines, our goal in having these meetings take place in the Port of Açu is to promote an exchange of experience and knowledge between the Complex’s representatives and authorities,” he said.

Yesterday at the first meeting, authorities (from Port Captaincy and ANVISA) gathered at the Port of Açu Visitor’s Center. Today is the turn of the maritime brokers who work in the Port Complex. Tomorrow, on the last day of the event, representatives for the terminals installed at the Complex will receive guidelines for implementing the Paperless Port project.

For Petterson Costa, an IT analyst of the Ministry of Transportation, these meetings are key to improve the system created by this government entity: “It is a form of bringing guidelines and security to the final users of the Paperless Port and also an opportunity to come together, get a sense of the expectations and needs of the port community, which can be used as input for the evolution of the system,” he said.