Açu Port, an enterprise developed and operated by Prumo Logística, will participate in Intermodal South America 2016, to be held on April 5-7 at Transamérica Expo Center, in São Paulo. The fair is the largest logistics and foreign trade event in Latin America.
On booth B90, visitors will check out details about Açu Port, the largest port-industry complex in Brazil, providing a unique port and industry solution for the nation. Using interactive and audiovisual tools, visitors will be able to navigate all areas in the Industrial Complex and follow operations currently executed in the iron ore terminal and Multicargo Terminal (T-MULT).
The booth will also introduce the units that will be ready before the end of the semester, such as the Oil Terminal (T-OIL), BP-Prumo (partnership between Prumo and BP for commercialization of marine fuel) and the unit that Edison Chouest is building at Açu Port to be the world’s largest offshore support base.
Operating since October 2014, Açu Port received about 10 billion reais in investments since 2007, when development started. With a current depth of 20.5 meters, the enterprise will soon achieve 24 meters and capacity to welcome very large ships that are able to carry up to 320,000 tons, making Açu the best option for cargo logistics.
“Even in the face of a deep contraction in the domestic economy, we are signing new contracts and making investments. This confidence among our investors and clients consolidates Açu Port as one of the main port enterprises in the country,” said Prumo Development Director Marina Fontoura. The company plans to invest 750 million reais in the enterprise in 2016.
The enterprise’s Multicargo Terminal (T-MULT), operating since September 2015, already handles bauxite and is authorized to handle any type of solid or liquid bulk, as well as containers, motor vehicles and project cargo. Representing a new shipping alternative in the Southeast region, T-MULT is in the final stages of establishing customs; all licenses and authorizations are already approved.
The terminal has 14 meters in depth, 500 meters of quayside and a total area of more than 200,000 sq. meters. There are plans to expand the terminal to 1,200 meters of quayside and more than 1 million sq. meters in total, so that it will be able to handle containers in large scale. Current capacity for handling solid bulk and general bulk is approximately 4 million tons in this first phase.
Three loadings of bauxite were executed at the terminal, totaling 114,000 tons, under the contract signed in 2015 between Prumo and Votorantim Metais. In this first phase, T-MULT is expected to handle other products, such as pet coke, coal, clinker, fertilizers, ornamental rocks, and containers.
Infrastructure available at the terminal includes two Mobile Harbor Cranes Terex/Gottwald 4406B, each with a radius of 46 meters and hoisting capacity of up to 100 tons. The terminal also has two patio forklifts, two hoppers with nominal capacity of 360 tons per hour each, two highway scales and more.
In 2017, the terminal will be fitted with conveyor belts and a ship-loader, attracting more cargo and increasing productivity.