Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP), the largest container terminal in South America, hosted two roundtable discussions at its terminal in the Port of Santos on April 17th, focusing on gender equality in the port sector. In total, around 400 employees had the opportunity to engage with the speaker and ambassador of the Nós Por Elas Institute, Luiza Brunet.

In the morning, approximately 100 women working at the container terminal had the opportunity to exchange experiences and dialogue with the guest in a women’s roundtable discussion. In the afternoon, another 300 employees, mostly men, had the chance to converse with Luiza Brunet about the importance of encouraging male participation in favor of equality.

Both dialogue sessions were part of BTP’s Ethics Week program, an annual initiative aimed at raising awareness among all its employees – around 1,600 professionals – about ethics, compliance, diversity and harassment.

BTP employs 160 women in its direct workforce, with approximately 50% of these women working in port operation roles, from gate operations to the large equipment used for container handling.

(Credit: BTP)

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 and official social media channels: @brasilterminalportuario