The Port of Açu’s Multicargo Terminal welcomes its first Panamax-type ship - Porto do Açu


The Port of Açu’s Multicargo Terminal welcomes its first Panamax-type ship

225-meter long vessel unloaded 39,000 tons of coal

​The Port of Açu reached another milestone when the first Panamax ship docked at the Multicargo Terminal (T-MULT) in the first week of this month. The White Whale, from Vancouver, Canada, brought 39,000 tons of coal to Açu and was unloaded with the support of 18 carts that transport cargo from the dock to the terminal’s yard.

Panamax is the term used for vessels that reached the size limit to pass through the locks of the Panama Canal until 2016, when the canal was expanded. The first ship of this size to dock at the terminal is 225 meters long and 32 meters wide.

“It is a source of pride for our T-MULT team to be involved in another milestone for the venture. Our mission is to ensure that the process works safely and efficiently. It happened this way with the first Panamax and will happen the same way with the next ones to come”, said Marcelo Patrício, general manager of Operations of T-MULT.

Multicargo Terminal

DJI_0079.JPGThe 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.