Oil regulator visits Açu Port - Porto do Açu


Oil regulator visits Açu Port

Açu Port was visited today by Magda Chambriard, General Director of the National Oil Agency (ANP). The group that included Aurélio Amaral, an ANP Director, and Raul Sanson, Vice-President of the Rio de Janeiro Industrial Association (Firjan), inspected the two terminals on the enterprise.

The visit is a landmark for the port, which will be ready to operate its Oil Terminal before the end of the first semester. “Construction work is completed and most licenses and authorizations required for operation the Oil Terminal were granted. The terminal is allowed to handle up to 1.2 mbpd and is protected by breakwater. It offers safe, efficient and guaranteed operations during the whole year. The presence of this group here today endorses the importance of this terminal,” said José Magela, CEO of Prumo, the company that develops and operates Açu Port.

The group went by the mooring berths and control rooms of the Oil Terminal (T-OIL). All safety cameras are already turned on at the terminal, which is going through the process to offer customs and get ISPS Code authorization. The ISPS Code is an international safety norm for access control and monitoring, granted by the state commission of public safety at ports, terminals and waterways, known as Cesportos.

The group also visited the Multicargo Terminal (T-MULT), which has been active since September 2015, handling bauxite. This terminal also has authorization to handle any type of solid and liquid bulk, containers, vehicles and project cargo. A new shipping alternative in the Southeast region of Brazil, T-MULT is in the final stage of customs and was granted all required licenses and authorizations.

Operating since October 2014, Açu Port has received approximately 10 billion reais in investments since 2007, when development started.

Along with Magela, Oil and Gas Director Décio Oddone and Regulations and Sustainability Director Eduardo Xavier welcomed visitors on behalf of Açu Port.