THE PANAMA CANAL
After the Panama Canal expansion, the port of Pecém began to gain a growing importance in the international logistics scenario. With its 18 metres natural depth, it is on the list of the main ports in the world capable to dock large containers ships (post-panamax) and it has been attracting relevant overseas investments to the region in the last few years.
CSP – ANCHOR INDUSTRY
In 2016 was inaugurated the steel mill complex CSP (a joint venture between the Korean Dongkuk, Posco and the Brazilian Vale do Rio Doce) now working at full capacity. With a 5.6 billion dollars investment (increasing Ceará industrial GDP in 48%), it exports steel worldwide.
NEW ROUTE WITH ASIA
In 2018 was opened the new maritime route Maersk connecting the port of Singapure to Pecém and it is the only destination port in Brazil. This route represents a significant economy of days sailing compared with the traditional route surrounding Africa.
THE PORT OF ROTTERDAM
It is worth pointing out the partnership deal with the port of Rotterdam, the largest European hubport which will run the port of Pecém and the public area of the Exportation Processing Zone (ZPE).
It is a region with a consolidated infrastructure which in scarcely ten years has received R$ 28,5 billions investment. It has already 27 companies from ten different countries established there and currently their activities create around 50.000 jobs.
The POLO MULTIMODAL PECÉM is located in the high-density metropolitan urban area of Fortaleza with about 4 million inhabitants thus offering abundant skilled workforce with a good level of schooling.
The modern Industrial Complex Training Centre of the port of Pecém (IFCE Pecém Campus) and the local universities (Federal University of Ceará-UFC, University of Fortaleza-UNIFOR etc.) are able to meet the needs for education required by industries at any level.
Beira-mar Avenue, Fortaleza.
The Polo Multimodal planned to construct up to 20.000 houses to meet the companies’ workforce housing demand.
IFCE - Campus of Pecém.