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Infrastructure

EXCELLENCE IN INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS
Santa Catarina’s robust infrastructure, in permanent expansion and improvement, is a decisive factor for inserting the state into the international market.

TRANSPORT

6 marine ports
Federal Highways: 3,584 km
State Highways: 7,194 km
Railways: 1,205 km
Airports: 3 international – 11 regional

PORTS

With more than 500 marine coastline, Santa Catarina optimizes its boundary with the Atlantic as a means of insertion in global business. With lines available for markets all over the world and also assets in coastal shipping, Santa Catarina orts continue to invest in new equipment and cutting edge technology, expanding its capacities for movement and the conditions for operating with the most diverse of products.


EVERY TYPE OF CARGO

Santa Catarina pots are equipped to operate with practically every type of cargo. The quality of services in operations with chilled foods, for example, is one of the highlights of the state’s port structure.


POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH

Between 2009 and 2013, the share of Santa Catarina ports in the national cargo movement soared from 3.3% to 4.7%.


EXPORTS

The marine mode is the most used for Santa Catarina exports, and accounting for $ 7.8 billion of foreign currency in 2014.
Source: FIESC | SC in figures 2015


FOUR OF THE MARINE PORTS AMONG THE TEN BEST IN BRAZIL

Classification of the best quoted Santa Catarina ports in the ILOS Institution 2014 research:
1st Place: Itapoá
3rd Place: Navegantes
6th Place: Itajaí
8th Place: São Francisco do Sul

Santa Catarina Ports

HIGHWAY NETWORK

The Santa Catarina highway network is formed of approximately 3.5,000 km of federal highways and 7.2 km of state highways, which guarantees access to the 295 Santa Catarina municipalities. This infrastructure makes road transport the main transportation channel of the state’s industrial production.

INVESTMENTS

Since 1980, the Santa Catarina government has been maintaining a program in partnership with the Interamerican Development Bank – IDB, in order to finance improvements to the state’s highway network. The continuity of this action allows the updated infrastructure to be maintained, relieving traffic and preventing logistical bottlenecks, as well as promoting road safety. /p>

  • All 295 Santa Catarina municipalities have, at least, one access with asphalt paving.
  • Around 10% of Santa Catarina exports are executed by road, including those addressed to Mercosur countries, for which there are various road connections.
    Source: FIESC – SC in Figures 2014

 

THE MAIN FEDERAL HIGHWAYS THAT CROSS SANTA CATARINA TERRITORY

NORTH-SOUTH DIRECTION: BR-101 / BR-116
Crossing the country, the two roads favor the flow of production in the main Brazilian states.
The southern stretch of the BR-101 is in the process of duplication, with investments of US$ 1.8 billion.
The works favor the flow of the main artery of the Mercosur Corridor, which covers the most developed area of the Latin American continent, improving even further the multimode connection of the production poles with the marine ports of Santa Catarina and of the neighboring state Rio Grande do Sul, and accelerating the transportation of the farming and industrial production.

EAST-WEST DIRECTION: BR-282 and BR-470
BR=282 extends from the port city of São Francisco do Sul to the border with Argentina and also allows connection to the north-south axis via BR-101. It is used for transportation from agricultural areas and industrial production areas, to domestic and international markets.
BR-470 meanwhile crosses the Itajaí Valley, interconnecting the Serrano Plateau to the Coast. It is a route for the transportation of exports from the agro-industry of the Western region, with access to the Rio Itajaí-Açu Port Complex, at the Navegantes and Itajaí terminals, as well as receiving the flow from the BR-282.

AIR TRANSPORT

Santa Catarina’s air transport is composed of 23 public airports. With strategic locations, it allows quick connections between all regions in the state and the large national centers and Mercosur.

Under federal administration, there are 2 international airports, in Florianópolis and Navegantes, and 2 national airports, in Joinville and Forquilhinhas. The others are managed by municipal governments, in agreement with the Government of the State.

Santa Catarina Airports

RAIL NETWORK

Santa Catarina’s rail network is a valuable component in the Santa Catarina infrastructure, by providing connections between transport modes, reducing the costs of exports. The network is composed of around 1,400 km of railway in operation.

The main sections connect Mafra to the São Francisco do Sul Port, and also the border with neighboring state Rio Grande do Sul, via Lages. A good part of these railways are used for transporting grains and wood.

Another important railway serves the southern part of the state, transporting the coal that fuels the Jorge Lacerda Thermo-electric Complex, in Capivari de Baixo, coming from the mines in the Criciúma region. It is also used for transporting ceramic products for export via the Imbituba Port.

NEW INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORT

Federal investments of around US$ 70 billion in integrated highways and railways are planned

In 2012, the Federal Government launched a grand national integration logistics project, through highways and railways. Among the planned railways, there is a connection between Mato Grosso do Sul State and the northern region of Santa Catarina, which will be integrated into the network that already operates in the state.

Another railroad, which will cover the stretch between São Paulo and the port municipality of Rio Grande, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, will also cross
Santa Catarina territory.

Also included in the projects is the implementation of a transcoastal railway along the Santa Catarina coast, connecting the main ports, as well as railways in the West-East direction, for the transportation of production from agro-industry from the West to the ports.

 

ENERGY

Santa Catarina is self-sufficient in energy and still supplies to other states.

As well as being self-sufficient in electricity, Santa Catarina has capacity for supplying to other states and countries. There are 244 projects implemented in the state, with capacity for generating 7.2 million kW. In addition, the addition of 1,450,807 kW to the State’s generation capacity is planned for the coming years, as a result of 11 projects currently in construction and another 43 with planning permission granted.

Source: FIESC – Business in Santa Catarina 2012

SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN ENERGY: MAIN GENERATING SOURCES IN SANTA CATARINA

Hydroelectric: main sources in the state, generating 75% of energy. The state has a hydraulic potential of 9.5 million kW.

Carbon-based thermo-electric: directly connected to the distribution system, has capacity to generate 857,000 kW. The main source is the Jorge Lacerda complex, in Capivari de Baixo.

Natural gas: distributed by a system interconnected in 57 municipalities, it is used by the ceramic, glass, crystal, textile and metal-mechanics industries, among others. The industrial sector consumes around one and a half million cubic meters/day. The network is the third biggest in the country, around one thousand kilometers in length, covering all regions.

 

ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN SANTA CATARINA / IN MWh – 2014

Industrial: 9,864,345
Residential: 5,323,112
Commercial: 3,946,188
Others: 4,215,479
TOTAL: 23,349,124

Source: SC in figures 2015.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Santa Catarina is connected to the world, through a system that allows interaction with any place in the world through image, text, data and voice. Since 1994, the state has been connected by Unisur, a fiber-optic submarine cable system 1,741 kilometers in length, in connection with La Plata, in Argentina, and Maldonado, in Uruguay. All means of communication pass through this cable, such as television, telex, telephone and data. And, through fiber optic ground cables, in OPGW technique, Florianópolis is interconnected with Curitiba and Porto Alegre, the capitals of the neighboring states.

The local telephone network is composed of two million fixed lines and more than eight million mobile apparatus in operation.

All Santa Catarina municipalities have an Internet connection. In the state, more than 40% of residences are connected to the network, and six in every ten computers connected in Santa Catarina use broadband.

 

CONNECTED STATE

1.7 million fixed telephone lines
9.1 million cellphone lines
All 295 municipalities have Internet access

Source: Anatel, August 2015.

Large companies recommend: Invest in Santa Catarina - Brazil

The new companies established in Santa Catarina

  • BERNECK

    Berneck is a company with over half a century of history. It is a national benchmark in MDP, MDF, and HDF panels, as well as Pine and Teak Lumber. Berneck has operated in Santa Catarina since 2012 and plans to install a new plant.

    "I, Gilson Berneck, President of the Berneck Group, recommend: Come, invest in Santa Catarina."

  • LS MTRON

    Tractor manufacturers who have spent two years on Brazilian soil. It is an example of the state's potential to attract new businesses. The company is part of the LS Group - the 13th largest business group in South Korea, with annual sales of over US$ 30 billion and more than 21,000 employees worldwide. ?

    "I, James Yoo, President of LS Mtron Brazil, recommend: Invest in Santa Catarina."
  • BMW capa

    BMW

    An example of the success in attracting investment. Automotive company, known worldwide, chooses Santa Catarina as the location of its first factory in Brazil.