Retro Ports planning area
Backyard area consists of the space adjacent to the terminal. In the case of container transport is characterized by cranes, patios for storage and area for movement of trucks. In the bulk transport: mats and silos; petrochemical vessels: tanks or refineries.
Regardless of the source — public or private — port terminal and backyard must be a Unit. This unit planned and organized will ensure the effective management of loading and unloading and delivering operational efficiencies.
What is the port backyard?
In the case of passenger ships, being this a peculiar activity, is necessary a differentiated analysis of the concept of the backyard (retro area). Specifically for these ships, being passengers the cargo, in the main situations, tourists on vacation, the retro area infrastructure needs an "entertainment district" adjacent to the terminal.
What is the influence of retro area for a port?
There are many factors that influence the port performance and, in this context, the quality of the organizational and operational structure of the retro area is critical, because it must guarantee with total security and speed, the flow of movement of goods which will be loaded/unloaded at port terminal. In general, performance indicators are used to try to measure it, among which stand out: in the case of containers ships, the number of each vessel movements per hour and number of movements by the total area of the terminal.
What is the retro area of a passenger shipport?
Basicamente, 3 fatores:
Ports used exclusively for passenger ships, and tourists on vacation.
Regional tourist attractions such as historic centers, cuisine, shopping, theme parks, among others, should be located near the terminal.
For over 12 years, companies related to cruises, has been developing the concept of entertainment port design, which are unique ports for passenger ships. These ports offer leisure infrastructure near the berth.
Basically, there are two types of entertainment ports:
What are ports of entertainment?
Located in paradisiacal areas
Entertainment Port of Labadee - Haiti
That port is the access for loading/unloading, which takes place through a concrete Pier, with minimum structure for mooring of two ships (one Portside and another by Starboard). Adjacent to this area, this port offers cable car, canopy, tyrolean, diving, and other activities related to the contact with nature.
These terminals are the ports of modern entertainment. With shopping, restaurants, bars, shows and events, etc.
Entertainment Port of Vancouver - Canadá
Located in modern cities
In both cases, the adjacent area is intended for passenger entertainment, idealised infrastructures in the port terminal and retro area, acting as a unit, for the tourist leisure.
A port of ideal entertainment must reconcile the two models exposed at the same time.
The port of Balneario Camboriu, conceived by the PDBS, is a mix of entertainment, among the natural beauties and the modern city. The position of the undertaking, located in the South of Balneario Camboriu-SC, offers this junction between the contact with nature and cosmopolitan infrastructure facilities.
On the one hand, a cable car on the exuberant Atlantic forest, leading to Unipraias park, equipped with tyrolean, canopy, belvedere and access to the paradisiacal beach of Laranjeiras.
On the other hand, known for having the tallest skyscrapers in Latin America, the best nightlife in Brazil. Through the walkway, access to the historic center of the Barra.
Through a sailing trip along the river Camboriu, official golf course available to the "best handcapers". In addition to helicopter tours and luxury tourism. Boat tours, banana boating, parasailing and paragliding make up the range of options.
Located in a strategic position, either by geographical features in connection to the countries of Mercosur, or the optimal distance of 12 hours from the ports of Santos and Rio de Janeiro, the Port of Balneário Camboriú, BC Port, is a unique enterprise. The first "Entertainment Port" of Brazil.