The 50th crude oil Ship-to-Ship transshipment has taken place at Açu Petróleo terminal in Açu Port located near São João da Barra in Rio de Janeiro state.
The transshipment is a significant milestone, as an average of 1 million barrels of crude oil (approx. 158,000 cbm) is moved per transshipment.
The terminal, which is a joint venture between Oiltanking and Prumo Logística, has been in operation since August 2016, and since then has strengthened the position of Oiltanking in Brazil, which holds a 20 percent stake in the terminal. Around 50 million barrels of crude oil have already been handled for key customers within the last two years.
Açu Petróleo is currently the only privately owned Brazilian terminal capable of handling tankers up to VLCC class. Since the start of operations, the terminal has already handled four VLCC tankers, which are among the largest in the world.
Açu Port is one of the largest ports in the Americas with more than 17 kilometres of quay, over 130 square kilometres of land, and a channel depth of 25 meters, making it capable of receiving the largest class of oceangoing vessels. Its strategic location near the Campos Basin and Santos Basins, which together account for over 80 percent of Brazilian crude oil production, makes the port very suitable for servicing the oil and gas industry.
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7th September 2018