The Port of Açu’s Multicargo Terminal attains all-time high productivity - Porto do Açu


The Port of Açu’s Multicargo Terminal attains all-time high productivity

Average unloading pace of ship carrying 53,000 tons of bulk was 16,000 tons per day

The Port of Açu reached its all-time high productivity in handling pet coke last week in the Multicargo Terminal (T-MULT). Operations in the Themistocles, which was carrying 53,000 tons of the product, were held between Wednesday and Saturday, at an average unloading pace of 16.300 tons per day. Productivity was 20.6% higher than the previous record, which involved a coal operation last March.

Unloading was optimized with support from 18 dumpster trucks, as the operation involved transporting cargo from the quayside to the bulk yard. The vehicles are owned by Cooperlog, a transportation cooperative based in São João da Barra which was hired by the Port of Açu to work in the next three operations with solid bulk at T-MULT. An additional 50,000 tons of pet coke and 100,000 tons of coal are expected to arrive by September.

The local cooperative, which has already provided service to other companies with facilities in the port, is optimistic after its first job at the Multicargo Terminal. “The opportunity to work inside the Port of Açu, in our city, is essential for the cooperative that we created last year. This contract is vital to our 23 associates and allows us to work close to our homes and families. Now our goal is to get organized to meet new demands from the Port Complex,” said Alberto Pereira Chagas, the Chairman of Cooperlog.

Multicargo Terminal

The enterprise’s Multicargo Terminal (T-MULT) has been operating since June 2016 and handles bauxite, pet coke, coal for the steel industry, project cargo and general cargo.

The terminal is also authorized to handle any kind of solid and liquid bulk, containers and motor vehicles. As a new shipping alternative in Southeastern Brazil, T-MULT has a customs area of 160,000 m².

T-MULT has 14.5 meters in depth, 500 meters of quayside and a total area of more than 200,000 m². In this first phase, it has capacity to handle 4 million tons of solid bulk and general cargo per year.

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.