Santos Brasil is the largest containers operator in the
country. Created in 1997 to operate Tecon Santos (SP), currently
one of the largest containers terminals in South America, the
Company is increasing its services and its geographic presence in
the country. It currently counts with operations strategically
located in the South, Southeast and North and serves all the steps
of the logistics chain, integrating the port activities to the
transportation and distribution.
In addition to Tecon Santos, Santos Brasil counts with a
terminal in Pará (Tecon Vila do Conde) and another in Santa
Catarina (Tecon Imbituba), a vehicles exporting terminal (TEV) at
the Santos Port and a logistics and general cargos operator, Santos
In total, the company has already invested approximately R$ 2.5
billions, calculated at present value, in acquisitions, expansions
of its activities, improvements and new equipment. In 2009,
despite the international economic crises, the company kept its
investment plans and destined R$ 197.1 millions to the expansion,
maintenance of the operational capacity, information technology and
administrative structure. For 2010 more R$137 millions are
foreseen, which value does not consider occasional
Part of these investments is destined to qualify its terminals
to receive large vessels, of the super-post Panamax generation,
which will berth in the Country, mainly after the Santos Port
draft works, foreseen in the Growth Acceleration Plan (PAC).
Listed in the level 2 of the Bovespa corporate
governance, which follows the most strict corporate governance
rules, Santos Brasil closed 2009 with a consolidated net
profit of R$ 41.4 millions and net income of R$ 660.8 millions.
During the year, the company moved 721,386 containers (or
1,084,123 TEU´s - unit regarding 20-feet
Santos Brasil generates approximately
three thousand direct jobs and has been invests
systematically in the qualification of leaderships, in young
talents and social-environmental responsibility projects aimed at
the communities which are under its influence area.
Among the several actions, we can highlight the Santos Brasil
Formare School, created in partnership with Fundação Iochpe, which
offers professional qualification in the port sector for low income
young people, with ages ranging from 15 to 17 years and involves
collaborators who act as voluntary professors.