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Itajai Harbour view from Navegantes.
Traditionally a general cargo port, the Port of Itaja has shown a phenomenal growth in recent years. Having loaded / unloaded, only the commercial wharf, 732 tons in 1990, the first time surpassed the mark of 1 million tons in 1992. The data collected in 2004, show handling 5,713,943 tons.

Itaja is characterized by being essentially a port exporter, where about 78% of the movement, corresponding to export. This reflects well the economic characteristic of the state of Santa Catarina, the agro-industrial production is increasingly accepted in international consumer markets. The hinterland of the Port of Itaja is represented by virtually the entire state of Santa Catarina, plus some producing areas of Parana, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso, Rond獼ia, Goi嫳, S緌 Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul major consuming countries products exported through the port of Itajai located in Europe, North America, Middle East and Far East, should be emphasized that the local product usually intended for immediate consumption (no export of raw materials).
Over the recent years, the main commodities handled by the Port of Itajai were wood and wood products, frozen chickens (major export port of Brazil), ceramics, kraft paper, machinery and equipment, tobacco, vehicles, textiles, sugar and frozen meat.

Great attention deserves the handling of containers. The Port of Itaja is the third of Brazil. A movement of little more than 26,000 T.E.U. in 1990, the port reached a record 564,012 TEU in 2004. Of the total cargo moved through the Port of Itajai, 94% are represented by goods in containers.

With the objective of an analysis of the representativeness of trade in Itaja Santa Catarina, it is worth mentioning that the port was responsible for exporting $ 3.7 billion in 2004, equivalent to 86% of exports of Santa Catarina, which totaled $ 4.3 billion.

In January 2001, opened the Pier Tour and the ship Princess Danae the first Transatlantic to use it.

The red ship is the Cap San Antonio, Hamburg Sd

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