The Port of Açu held today the second Ship Broker Meeting. The event complemented the first meeting, which took place in May. Representatives of ship brokers that already work in the port or are in the pre-operational stage met in the Port Complex. The plan is to hold meetings every six months. The initiative seeks to foster a closer relationship between everyone involved in port operations.
Encontro 2.1.jpgIn the first event, the main topic was the Maritime Operations area, addressing procedures for operational efficiency in daily activities in the port, such as naming vessels, crew access, identification badges, etc. In the latest meeting, ship brokers learned more about Asset Security, Labor Safety and Health, progress in the Multicargo Terminal (T-MULT), efforts at RPPN Caruara Private Nature Reserve, updated information on DOME, and the Açu Natural Gas project (gas hub and related infrastructure that will be set up at the enterprise by 2021).
Rogério Oeda, a Maritime Operations specialist in the Port of Açu, explained that these meetings produce positive results for all parties. “Ties between ship brokers and Port of Açu employees are crucial to ensure the effectiveness of our operations. Becoming closer is important so that we can communicate and exchange information. In addition to creating a closer relationship, these meetings are also meant to keep these professionals in the loop about the enterprise and ongoing projects,” he added.
IBH Brasil ship broker Caio Porto attended both meetings and supports to initiative. “This exchange between brokers and the people in charge of the terminal is very important. Alignment of information and demands is essential for operational efficiency, which encompasses a faster and safer trip, greater productivity and a number of improvements in our daily work. Today, for instance, the presentations enabled us to get contact information for 24-hour service and people who can provide needed support,” he said.