Committed to the environment sustainable development in which is inserted, Portonave believes that, more than an obligation, preservation and environmental protection are essential to achieving operational excellence. For this reason, the company seeks to maintain its high levels of productivity by walking side by side with the conservation of the environment.
Portonave has a team of skilled professionals, dedicated to the prevention, control and monitoring of environmental compartments. The Environment Team structure is introduced below.
|Fabrício Martins||Occupational Safety Engineer||Sanitarian and Environmental Engineer
Occupational Safety Engineer
|Kamille Maynardes Simas Oliva||Pharmacist||Pharmacy|
|Guilherme Kluge Schetinger||Environmental Analyst||Environmental and Occupational Safety Engineer|
|Emerson Celio Skruchinski||Environmental Technician||Chemistry Technician|
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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AREA OF INFLUENCE
The characterization and systemic analysis of the main features of the Terminal’s area of influence are available in the Environmental Impact Report – RIMA.
ENVIRONMENTAL OPERATION LICENSE
The activities of the Navegantes Port Terminal are licensed by LAO Nº 82/2015, issued by the State environmental agency in January 2015. Each quarter, the company forwards to this agency a report containing the results of the monitoring programs required by the license constraints, as well as other programs and projects developed by the company.
ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECT AND IMPACT
Port activities interact directly with the different environmental compartments, which may cause changes in the quality of air, soil and water bodies. Some of the possible features and impacts resulting from the interaction of the Terminal operations with the environment are:
- Changes in the dynamics of the coastal zone;
- Changes in the biota, with risk of suppression of coastal ecosystems or introduction of exotic organisms;
- Contamination of water, air, soil or groundwater by substances containing hydrocarbons or other chemicals;
- Solid waste generation, mainly those from the maintenance of machinery and equipment;
Aware of the dynamics of port operations and associated environmental risks, Portonave continually seeks to improve its processes, monitoring and managing its most significant environmental features, in order to prevent possible impacts caused to ecosystems.
Since 2010, Portonave has an Environmental Management System (SGA) certified by ISO 14001:2015, being audited every year to check compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. SGA certification proves the company’s commitment to control the environmental features and impacts of its activities.
Portonave carries out periodic statutory compliance audits to assess the requirements applicable to its activities. And every two years, the company audits its management system as it established by CONAMA 306/2002 Resolution, reporting the results to the environmental agency and taking actions for the continuous improvement of the SGA.
REFERENCE ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION
Among the main legislation applicable the terminal activities, it can stand out:
- Law No. 6.938/1981 – Establishes the licensing of potentially polluting activities as an instrument for the implementation of environmental policy.
- Law No. 9.605/1998 – Called “Environmental Crimes Act”, which establishes the principle of joint and several liabilities by following the hierarchical chain of attributions and determines the penalties related to environmental offenses.
- Law No. 9.966/2000 – Called “Oil Law”, it establishes the main environmental conformities for preventing and fighting pollution.
- Law No. 12.305/2010 – Establishes the National Solid Waste Policy (“PNRS”).
- CONAMA Resolution No. 237/1997 – Orders the environmental licensing process of potentially polluting activities.
- CONAMA Resolution No. 306/2002 – Establishes the features to be considered by the environmental audit in the organized ports, in compliance with the provisions established by Law 9.966/00.
- CONAMA Resolution No. 398/2008 – Provides on the minimum content of the Individual Emergency plan for incidents of oil pollution in waters under national jurisdiction.
- CONAMA Resolution No. 357/2005 – Provides on the classification of water bodies and environmental guidelines for its framing, as well as establishes the conditions and standards for launching effluents.
- CONAMA Resolution No. 396/2008 – Provides on environmental classification and guidelines for groundwater framing
- ANVISA RDC No. 56/2008 – Provides on the technical regulation of good health practices in the management of solid waste in the areas of ports.
- NORMAM No. 20/2014 – Internalizes the principles of the Ballast Water Convention, promulgated by the International Maritime Organization – IMO.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
AIR QUALITY MONITORING
The terminal has a program for monitoring the atmospheric conditions, performing assessments of suspended total particulate matter (PTS) and total inhalable particles (PTI), in addition to the degree of blackening of exhaust fumes from trucks of third parties and the internal fleet.
GREENHOUSE GASES INVENTORY – GEE
Due to the use of fossil fuels as a source of energy for vehicles and equipment, the terminal has, since 2011, the Inventory of Greenhouse Gases (GEE) Emissions, in order to identify the impact of its activities in relation to this feature.
ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE MONITORING
The Environmental Noise Monitoring program aims to evaluate the noise from terminal operations and identify possible deviations that may affect the comfort of neighboring communities. Every month, measurements are taken in the daytime and nighttime periods, prioritizing the areas close to the residences.
Portonave has a ballast water monitoring program for vessels operating in the Terminal. With the results obtained during the year and, using data of vessel movement, it is possible to carry out an evaluation of the risks of introducing exotic species in the estuary of the Itajaí-Açu River.
GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER MONITORING
The Terminal monitors the quality of groundwater and surface water through quarterly assessments. The analyses allow to identify the existence of interferences in the groundwater by chemical products or petroleum derivatives, the behavior of the chemical physical variables of the estuary and the identification of possible changes in this environment.
Portonave has a drainage system that directs the entire volume of rainwater to two waterproofed channels, equipped with watertight floodgates that prevent the release of water from surface runoff to the estuary.
Portonave has a green barrier consisting of native species in its perimeter area with the function of attenuating part of the generated noises and forming a microhabitat for the local fauna.
The environmental recovery program also involves rescuing animals that are found in hazardous areas.
NOSSA PRAIA PROJECT
The Nossa Praia Project gave rise to one of the largest restoration works of urban beach in Brazil, covering 102 hectares of the central beach of Navegantes, with recovery of the restinga, including the removal of exotic vegetation, planting of native species, reconstruction of dunes and the closure of irregular trails. The investments of BRL 12.5 million were shared between the Company and the Municipal Government of Navegantes.
Portonave offers specific containers for recyclable, organic, non-recyclable materials and hazardous waste at key points of the terminal. The waste is forwarded to an internal storage plant and then is properly targeted by licensed companies.
Portonave’s waste management actions are described in the PSG.MA.02 document – Solid Waste Management Plan, available as follows:
As ações de gestão de resíduos da Portonave são descritas no documento PSG.MA.02 – Plano de Gerenciamento de Resíduos Sólidos, disponibilizado a seguir:
Portonave has a procedure that regulates the withdrawal of solid, liquid and oily waste from vessels operating at the Terminal. Companies interested in providing this service must have their registration approved by the Environment Team and are only released after the submission of all documentation required that ensures full compliance with the requirements of the terminal.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND WATER REUSE
The wastewater treatment plant of the Terminal has the capacity to treat 100% of the effluent generated in Portonave and Iceport, considering the fixed population + floating. The concentration of the parameters monitored monthly complies with the standards required by environmental legislation.
Portonave has two washing stations (containers and equipment) where the water used in the process is treated and returned to the system, enabling the reuse and saving of this resource.
ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY CONTROL
INDIVIDUAL EMERGENCY PLAN – PEI
In compliance with the requirements of the environmental licensing agency and the National Council of the Environment – CONAMA, the Terminal has an Individual Emergency Plan – PEI, contemplating the emergency scenarios and response actions to be implemented in cases of Chemical product leakages in the estuary waters.
DEDICATED RESPONSE TEAM
The Terminal has a qualified Environmental Emergency Team, with a dedicated base on its premises. The team enters into action whenever identified a situation with potential impact to the environment, such as leakage of hydrocarbons or chemical products, on land or in the estuary waters. In addition to emergency response actions, the team has preventive routines in order to identify potential deviations that may cause changes in the environment or adverse situations.
Portonave is an integral member of the Area Plan (PA) of the Itajaí Port complex. This is an emergency plan with integrated response actions between the port and the bonded terminals of the complex. If the internal resources are insufficient for the control of a given situation, the member companies of the PA can start the plan and request support from the other members.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS
ESTRELAS DO MAR PROJECT
Developed in partnership with the Instituto Ilhas do Brasil, the project provided Environmental Education workshops and citizenship applied to students of the local Education network. In 2016, 270 children and adolescents participated in 12 workshops on waste sorting carried out at three Municipal schools in Navegantes.
Several topics are worked in the workshops, such as resignification of the waste we produce, composting, conscious consumption, food and nutrition education and the study of local ecosystems.
VOLUNTARY WASTE DELIVERY POINT
Portonave has developed and maintained a solid waste management project in Navegantes since 2011. The Voluntary Delivery Points are waste receiving centers, arranged in different locations of the Municipality, managed entirely by the Port Terminal of Navegantes.
The environmental agenda defines the company’s commitments to control its most significant environmental features and impacts, as well as the hazards and risks of work health and safety related to the activities performed by all who act on its behalf. The agenda has actions to be implemented in the short, medium and long term, for the maintenance of already consolidated practices and for the development of new programs aimed at improving Health, Safety and Environment Management System (SSMA).