Operating in three port business segments – container terminals, vehicle terminal and logistics – the Company is the biggest container operator in Brazil, accounting for around 21% of the country’s import and export volumes. Santos Brasil operates in the Northern, Southeastern and Southern regions of Brazil, which together account for 89.1% of the country’s container handling.
The biggest container operator in Brazil and a leading South American port operator, Santos Brasil operates at three Brazilian ports and comprehensively services the logistics chain. The
Company is driving sector development through investments in infrastructure and sustainable management, integrating environmental preservation and social responsibility to ensure enhanced operational and financial performance. GRI 2.1
Established in 1997 with the aim of participating in the auction to lease Tecon Santos in Guarujá, São Paulo state, Santos Brasil operates in four business segments across Brazil: Container Port Terminals, Vehicle Terminal, General Cargo Terminals and Port Logistics. In addition to Tecon Santos, the Company operates another two container terminals: Tecon Imbituba in Imbituba, Santa Catarina; and Tecon Vila do Conde in Barcarena, Pará. The Vehicle Terminal (Terminal de Veículos or TEV) is located on the left bank of the Port of Santos in Guarujá, while its General Cargo Terminal is located in Imbituba, Santa Catarina state. With established operations in the Federal District and states of São Paulo (municipalities of Santos, Guarujá, São Bernardo do Campo and São Paulo), Santa Catarina (Imbituba) and Pará (Barcarena and Belém), in 2012 the Company opened a branch of Santos Brasil Logística in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. GRI 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.9
A publicly traded Company, listed since 2006 on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BMF&Bovespa) at Corporate Governance Level 2, Santos Brasil has to date invested more than R$3 billion in port service concessions, acquisitions, expansion, workforce training, technology and infrastructure modernization. As of the end of 2012, the Company had 3,631 employees, 28 interns and 38 apprentices. 2012 net revenue was R$1,293.2 million and net earnings totaled R$270.2 million. Market share rose over the course of the year, with the Company handling around 21% of all the containers exported from and imported into Brazil, and accounting for approximately 7% of the container market in South America and the Caribbean, according to data from Drewry Shipping Consultants. Collectively, the Company’s three port terminals saw a 13.6% expansion in operations in 2012 against the previous year. GRI 2.6, 2.8
Backed by the strength of its brand, the Santos Brasil customers include shipping and import-export companies. The main goods handled in containers at its port terminals are coffee, sugar, beef, metals, cotton, chemical and electronic products, paper, foodstuffs, machines and construction materials in Santos; tiles, copper, rice, construction materials, furniture, poultry and pork in Imbituba; and high-value minerals, timber, frozen fruit, pepper and frozen beef in Vila do Conde. Santos Brasil also provides comprehensive integrated logistics solutions for customers across a wide range of sectors, such as chemicals, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, food, autoparts, and electrical, electronic and consumer products with punctuality, speed and safety. GRI 2.7
The Company’s business units use a cutting-edge operating system (Navis one of the most advanced in the world), featuring GPS equipment control and electronic monitoring of refrigerated containers to ensure safe, high-quality service provision. In the logistics sector, the Company provides customized solutions using a Supply Chain Management (SCM) system, making for trouble-free and more efficient goods transportation.