Economic Information


The state has an international cargo airport which is receiving investment of R$ 337 million for extension works. An area of 27,000 m² will be constructed to receive over 2 million passengers per year and expand the capacity for movement of cargo which in 2007 saw over 7.4 thousand tons moved.

The state’s rail network comprises sections of the EFVM - Vitória-Minas Railway and the FCA - Central Atlantic Railway. This network links Espírito Santo to the central-west region and integrates it into the Center-east Transport Corridor (Distrito Federal, Goiás and Minas Gerais). Investment forecast for relocation of the FCA is R$ 780 million.

The most important highways crossing the state are the BR-101, which links the northeast and southern regions, and the BR-262, linking Vitória to Corumbá, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. These highways will be enlarged. The works will start in the next year.

The Espirito Santo port complex is considered the largest in Latin America: Ubu (with Samarco’s private terminal); Vitória (TVV CVRD); Capuaba (CODESA); TGL São Torquato; Peiu (Otto Andrade); Paul (Gusa CVRD); Tubarão (CVRD); Praia Mole (Arcelor Mittal, Usiminas and Açominas); Barra do Riacho (with Aracruz Celulose’s private terminal), and Regência (Petrobrás private terminal).

Supply ports: CPVV- Vila Velha Port Company (Cia Portuária de Vila Velha), Coimex private terminal
Nova Holanda, project of the Arara Azul group - US$ 100 million
Nisibra, project of the Otto Andrade group - US$ 80 million

The four EADIs - Inland Bonded Warehouses- total 1.7 million square metres of covered and open-air customs storage areas: Hiper Export, Terca, Silotec and Coimex.

With a view to enhancing the availability of natural gas in the country, Petrobras has commenced the Southeast-Northeast Pipeline project (Gasene), 1,300 km in length and with the capacity of transporting 20 million square metres of natural gas per day - an investment which is part of Plangas. The forecast is that Gasene will be complete in 2009.
The pipeline will link Cabiúnas (Rio de Janeiro state) with Catu (Bahia state).
The Cabiúnas - Vitória leg is 300km long, with investment of U$ 285 million. It will take in the cities of Presidente Kennedy, Itapemirim, Piúma (where a compression station will be installed), Anchieta, Guarapari, Viana, Vila Velha, Cariacica and Serra.
The Vitória - Cacimbas section is 131km long and will require investments of U$ 170 million. This terminal will link the terminal installed in the municipality of Serra, in the Greater Vitória Metropolitan region, to the Natural Gas Treatment Unit in Cacimbas, passing through the cities of Fundão and Aracruz (where a further compression station is to be installed). This treatment unit is located in Linhares in the north of Espírito Santo, and is highly strategic for the country. Its investment total is US$ 685 million.
The final and longest section, of 940km extension, will link the Cacimbas terminal to Catu in the state of Bahia. Commencement of works depends only on obtaining an Installation Licence from IBAMA - The Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Water Resources - and will be carried out over 25 months. The pipeline will pass through five municipalities in the north of the state: Linhares, São Mateus, Conceição da Barra, Pinheiros and Pedro Canário.