Ferroport (the joint venture between Prumo Logística and Anglo American in charge of the Port of Açu’s Iron Ore Terminal) celebrated today its third anniversary of operations in the Port Complex. The first load, in 2014, in the Key Light ship, involved nearly 81,000 tons of iron ore and marked the first operation in the history of the Port of Açu.
During these three years, Ferroport developed a number of operations, loading more than 37 million tons of iron ore in 250 ships. This year, the company recorded its biggest load of iron ore in a single ship: 202,120 tons.
“In these three years we have executed loading operations successfully and safely in the Port of Açu’s Iron Ore Terminal. Ferroport remains in the constant pursuit of excellence and operational efficiency. Congratulations to everyone involved!,” said Carsten Bosselmann, CEO of Ferroport.
Ferroport has capacity to handle 26.5 million tons of iron ore per year. The ore, produced by Anglo American, arrives in the Port of Açu through a 529km slurry pipeline connecting the mine in Conceição do Mato Dentro (Minas Gerais state) to the terminal, crossing 33 municipalities. The Iron Ore Terminal has 20.5m in depth and is able to welcome Panamax and Capesize ships (220,000 tons).