Unprecedented seal recognized 24 companies in Latin America for their actions in favor of gender equality and equity.

Santos, April 8, 2024 – Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP) is the first Brazilian company to receive the LIFE Seal, recognition granted to companies that develop initiatives in favor of gender equality and equity in the maritime-port sector. In total, 24 companies in the segment in Latin America received the unprecedented seal.

For BTP CEO Ricardo Arten, the seal is the result of continuous work aligned with the company’s commitment to promote and support initiatives that strengthen women’s presence in the port environment. “Since the beginning of our operations, we have worked not only to include, but also to empower and value the contribution of women in the sector. It is with great pride that we see more and more women present in our terminal, from operating our equipment to leading large teams, and we want to evolve even further,” he says.

The LIFE Seal award ceremony was held in Panama in March, during the opening of the 2nd edition of the Leadership Program for Women in the Maritime-Port Sector (LIFE), an event that brings together women from various Latin American countries with the aim of fostering opportunities for personal growth, networking, and business for professionals working in the maritime and port segment.

The financial manager of BTP, Carolina Fernandes Pinto, and the PMO Projects specialist, Cristhiane Vojevodovas Ramos, participated in the LIFE Program and were responsible for receiving the LIFE Seal on behalf of the container terminal.

Carolina, who has been at the container terminal for seven years, emphasizes that “receiving the seal alongside with the colleague Cristhiane, representing BTP and all the women who also work in the company, was a great responsibility and recognition.” Her colleague, Cristhiane, who has been in the company for 11 years, further adds that the overall experience was very enriching. “The opportunity to exchange knowledge with other women who also work in the port sector was indescribable,” she says.

BTP has 160 women among its direct employees, with approximately 50% of these women working in port operation positions, from the gate to the large equipment used for container handling.

LIFE is a program aimed at Latin American for women holding leadership positions in companies and institutions in the maritime-port industry. Its goal is to provide a space for learning and development of leadership skills and competencies, implementing tools for negotiation, teamwork, conflict management, decision-making, and self-confidence for effective presentations. The LIFE Seal is awarded by PR Ports and Multimodal, with the endorsement of Red MAMLa, the Women’s Organization of the IMO – International Maritime Organization.

About BTP:

Operating since 2013, BTP – a private terminal for public use – has established itself as the largest container terminal in South America. Located in the Port of Santos, the company was responsible for remediating one of the largest environmental liabilities in the port area in the country. With 1,108 meters of quay, prepared to receive three new panamax class ships simultaneously, the terminal serves vessels with routes to all continents, also providing cabotage and feeder services. A joint venture between Terminal Investment Limited and APM Terminals, BTP has obtained international certifications: OEA (Authorized Economic Operator), ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), ISO 14001:2015 (Environment), and ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety). More information is available on the portal www.btp.com.br and official social media channels: @brasilterminalportuario