PARANA, BRAZIL — The Ports of Parana are closing 2013 with an extensive volume of investments in works and projects. 

Investments already implemented total R$193.4 million, with an additional R$54.2 million in bidding procedure. 

These are the largest investments in the history of the ports and provide a boost to their management and service level, said Governor Beto Richa.

"We are in search of constant improvement, to offer a more modern system and efficient infrastructure and security to cargoes and vessels, as well as transparency in management and operations,” he said.

In 2013, the focus of the investment was mainly in infrastructure. Among the achievements are the consolidation of the system load online, managing the flow of trucks in grain unloading, and the approval of the new operational framework for ports, said Luiz Henrique Dividino, superintendent of administration for the ports of Paranagua and Antonina.

"In 2013, we signed the largest contract for dredging that the Port has already concluded. There are more than R$114 million invested. We are offering more security and better operating conditions,” Dividino said.