By associating road and rail modes, the most diversified types of cargo can be shipped through the Anápolis Dry Port, connecting the entire market in the Mid-Western region to other parts of the country, including ports and airports, transforming large distances into economically competitive distances. The terminal operates as both source, as well as destination for domestic, imported or exported cargo.
Porto Seco Centro-Oeste S/A is privileged because its terminal has a railway. This is an operation in partnership with the VLI (Vale Integrated Logistics), which has allowed the rail traffic efficiently, safely and economically for the reception and shipping of domestic and foreign market goods.
The former Federal Railways (RFFSA), now called Central Atlantic Railroad (FCA), gained extremely advantageous dimensions with the installation of Porto Seco Centro-Oeste S/A since 1999, increasing the socio-economic growth in Anápolis and the region.
Essentially dynamic, FCA is currently one of the most important railways in the Brazil, with a considerable volume of containerized cargohandling, where the Port of Anápolis is the main supplier terminal of this mode. With and extension of 7,080 km, it isconsidered the mainand more efficient connection between the Northeastern, Southeastern and Mid-Western regions of Brazil. It runs across over 250 municipalities in seven states: Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Sergipe, Goiás and São Paulo and the Federal District. Its integration with large ports such as, Vitória (TVV, Paul,Codesa), Santos, Angraporto (Angra dos Reis - RJ), Aratu Terminal, Port of Salvador (BA), Port of Anápolis - GO and Uberlândia - MG and its connection to other railroads, such as the Vitória/Minas Railroad (EFVM), MRS Logistics, the Northeastern Railway Company (CFN) and Brasil Railroads, make FCA a great corridor for the country's imports and exports.
The Express Train System's route ships the following main products: sugar, fertilizers, petroleum and ethanol products, steel products, soybeans and soybean meal, phosphate, pig iron, ore, container and general cargo. The Porto Seco Centro-Oeste S/A terminal is responsible for 40% of the total volume of cargo shipped by train.
The city of Anápolis will be, within a short time, ground zero of the interconnection between the North-South and Atlantic Central railroads. Handling and distribution operations from the North South will definitely consolidate Porto Seco Centro-Oeste S/A in the path of large logistics projects in Brazil, increasing its operational and connection capacity with the Northern, Northeastern, Southern and Southeastern regions.
With respect to road transportation mode, the Dry Port was implemented in a strategic region, 55 km from Goiânia, capital of Goiás, and 154 km from Brasilia, Brazil's capital. Three federal highways run through the area of Anápolis:BR 060 (São Paulo/Brasilia), BR 153 (Brasília/Belém) and BR 414 (Anápolis/Niquelândia).
Distances of the most used roads connecting to the maritime and air modes:
• Brasilia: 159 Km
• Belo Horizonte: 819 km
• São Paulo: 942 Km
• Santos: 1,012 Km
• Rio de Janeiro: 1,224 Km
• Vitória: 1.331Km