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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 draught of 14 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: 3
  • Ship-to-shore post Panamax cranes: 2
  • Reach Stacker forklifts: 14
  • Empty Handler forklifts: 2 
  • Area: 180,000 m2 
  • Reefer plugs: 744 (private area) and 628 (public area)
  • 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.


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