China’s ambassador to Brazil, Li Jinzhang, accompanied by a delegation of about 20 Chinese businesspeople, was received by th Port of Açu during a visit to the development this Friday. Following in the steps of a first meeting held in São Paulo at the beginning of June, the businesspeople were on location to check out the business potential and possibilities of the Port of Açu Complex.
The delegation was received by Prumo Logistica President José Magela and by directors Fernando Henrique Schuffner and Marcelo Veloso. During the meeting, Magela emphasized the benefits that both countries stand to gain from greater synergies between the Port and China.
“The Açu Port Complex brings together all the conditions for becoming China’s port in Brazil. We have a privileged location, available space, and we can receive large-scale craft. China is one of Brazil’s leading strategic partners and I am certain that Port of Açu can offer a series of investment opportunities to Chinese companies,” assured Magela.
IMG_4449.jpgDuring the visit, the delegation visited the terminals for Iron Ore (Ferroport), Oil (Açu Petróleo), and Multicargo (T-MULT), as well as the Industrial Park, where companies installed at the Port Complex are concentrated. One of the points highlighted during the meeting was the Port of Açu’s strategic location for the O&G industry, as well as the development’s ability to absorb new large-scale industries, receive large watercraft, and handle various types of cargo, such as oil, solid bulk in general, and project cargo.
Another advantage of the project discussed at the event is the development of a Processing and Export Zone (ZPE), a free-trade area reserved for the installation of companies that have 80% of their output geared for export. Installed in the Port’s retro area, the ZPE serves as an alternative for Chinese companies that choose to set up at Port of Açu and distribute their products to the Americas.
The Chinese ambassador to Brazil spoke about the business opportunities that Port of Açu offers.
“We were amazed by the dimensions of the Port of Açu. The project has advanced very quickly when compared with other ports across the world. The visit today was important for strengthening our ties and discussing the possibilities of cooperation between Chinese companies and the Port Complex. I am certain that we have the potential to do future business,” said Li Jinzhiang.
In operation since 2014, Port of Açu has already received close to R$12 billion in investments carried out by Prumo and the companies operating at the location.