The Multicargo Terminal (T-MULT) at Açu Port completed this Thursday its first operation involving project cargo. A total of 2,663 metric tons of equipment for oil-drilling rig Roger Eason, belonging to U.S.-based Paragon Offshore, were handled at the terminal. Merchant Vessel Thorco Galaxy was loaded with risers, thrusters and floaters, among other parts, and is headed to Houston, Texas.
Last month, the port also carried out its first pet coke operation. Merchant Vessel Orient Orchid, which departed from Port Arthur, Texas, unloaded 48,205 tons of pet coke at T-MULT. Unloading took place under a 24-hour regimen and all the material was stored on the terminal’s bulk patio until taken to cement factories located in the Southeast region of the country. The cargo will be transported by trucks, at an expected average pace of 1,000 tons per day.
With 14 meters in depth and two berths along 500 meters of quayside, T-MULT has capacity to handle 4 million tons per year (solid bulk and general cargo). The terminal has approximately 200,000 m2 of customs area and two Mobile Harbor Cranes, each with a radius of 46 meters and hoisting capacity of up to 100 tons. The terminal is already handling bauxite, pet coke and project cargo.