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Our Terminal

APM Terminals Itajaí is located in the Port of Itajaí, Brazil’s second largest container port. The terminal has four berths totalling 1,035 meters. With a draft of 12.26 meters it can receive vessels up to 366 meters in length with a capacity of around 9,000 TEU.

Facilities and Equipment

  • Mobile Harbor Crane (CMS) cranes: 2 (Outreach 15 rows)
  • Ship-to-shore post Panamax cranes: 2 (Outreach 17 rows)
  • Draft: 
  • Reach Stacker forklifts: 14
  • Empty Handler forklifts: 2 
  • Area: 180,000 m2 
  • Reefer plugs:1,405
  • Annual capacity: 581,000 TEU

APM Terminals Itajaí is 100% owned by APM Terminals. The company has plans to invest USD 70 million to improve the capacity of the terminal by more than 30% if the government extends its current concession which expires in 2023. The intention is to extend this up to 2044.

Why Choose APM Terminals Itajaí?

On-dock services saving customers time and money

  • On-dock CFS offering pre-trip inspection, washing and repairs - providing savings of approx. US$ 100 per container in service costs, compared to depots outside the terminal.
  • Only terminal with dedicated bonded warehouse allowing for faster customs clearance and saving our customers on average 3 days of waiting time.

Committed to highest level service for customers

  • Dedicated and responsive customer service team to support all inquiries from customers.
  • Efficient berth and yard operations with a record of delivering cargo to the end-customer within 2 hours from moment of vessel discharge.

Strong connections to main export commodities

  • Savings of up to US$ 70 per container for landside customers, having their cargo stored in the terminal prior to departure compared to off-terminal alternatives. 
  • Direct road connections from the terminal to major export customers in the poultry and pork industry.


Many services calling at the Terminal cater to Brazil’s refrigerated cargo exports from Santa Catarina State. Approximately 75% of the facility's reefer cargo is chicken, with pork representing another 20%. Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of chicken, with 4.5 million metric tons exported last year. 


At APM Terminals Itajaí we operate in accordance with worldwide safety standards and international rules. This includes the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), which we obtained in 2004 when the code became mandatory.

In December 2003, the United States Bioterrorism Act was enacted to regulate the transportation of food and medicine to that country. According to this law, companies that carry such cargoes must register with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and also have a resident agent in the United States responsible for the entry of products in the country. Our registration number is 14818848274 and our agent is Mr. Peter Tutini at