Açu Port was introduced on Friday to Espírito Santo State entrepreneurs and authorities, at the headquarters of Marca Ambiental, in Cariacica. About 100 guests learned more about the enterprise, which was presented as an alternative for the installation of plants and shipment of products produced in the State. Senator Ricardo Ferraço and Cariacica Mayor Geraldo Luzia Junior were among the guests.
During the gathering, Prumo Commercial Director Fernando Henrique Schuffner Neto showed the characteristics and distinctions of Açu Port and business opportunities that can be created in the Port Complex.
“We have an area of 90 square kilometers. There is enough space for many companies to develop. Açu Port can be a strategic alternative to Espírito Santo. The idea is to complement the ports in the State, as the location of the complex will make the import and export process cheaper, ensuring more competitiveness to local entrepreneurs,” Schuffner said.
Shipping may be executed through the Multicargo Terminal (T-MULT), which has 500 meters of quayside, 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 authorized to handle solid bulk, project cargo and containers, and is already handling bauxite produced by Votorantim in the city of Mirai (in Minas Gerais State).
Additionally, Açu Port will be accessed by a rail stretch of EF-118, which will connect the enterprise to Rio de Janeiro and Vitória. The high-capacity railroad will enable transportation of several products, including coffee, fruit and ornamental rocks.
Event organizer Marca Ambiental is one of the companies installing facilities at Açu Port. Specialized in integrated management of residue using multiple technologies, the company will operate a hub for collection, treatment and disposal of residue in general. The area is located on Terminal 2, with two berths along 100 meters of quayside.
Marca Ambiental Executive Director Gustavo Almenara emphasized that efforts at Açu Port will reinforce the company’s expansion in port residue management. “Our presence in this enterprise gives us a great outlook for growth. The port will welcome many vessels and companies based on the complex will need to treat residue, which is our line of business”.
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Located in São João da Barra (Rio de Janeiro State), Açu Port has an area of 90 km², divided into Terminal 1 (T1 – offshore) and Terminal 2 (T2 – onshore), in addition to an area available for the installation of facilities by maritime and industrial companies.
T1 handles iron ore and crude oil, with berths built along 3 km of quayside. Operating since October 2014, the terminal welcomed more than 100 iron-ore ships for Anglo American (which operates in Conceição do Mato Dentro, Minas Gerais State) and handled more than 13 million tons. Prumo and Anglo American each own 50% stakes in a joint venture named Ferroport. T1 encompasses the Oil Terminal (T-OIL), with capacity to handle 1.2 mbpd, which starts cargo commissioning this month.
T2 is composed of the surrounding area of the canal for navigation, with 6.5 km in length, 300 meters in width and up to 14.5 meters in depth. Technip, NOV, InterMoor, Wartsila, Edison Chouest and BP-Prumo already operate their own facilities at the terminal.
Including all investment since 2007, 13 billion reais have already been deployed on the enterprise, with 6.4 billion reais coming from Porto do Açu Operações (Prumo Logística subsidiary) and 3.7 billion reais from Ferroport and Anglo American. The remaining amount was invested on terminals by clients.