Petrobras completed its first transhipment operation in a non-owned terminal, at the Açu Petróleo Petroleum Terminal (T-OIL) located in the Açu Port Complex in the north of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Specifically, the transshipment operation was conducted between May 24 to 25, by a suezmax class vessel, with the mooring of the vessels Henrique Dias (exporter) and Brazil 2014 (reliever).
The transshipment operation follows the contract signed with the state company in March this year, with initial duration of 2 years.
Victor Snabaitis Bomfim, president of Açu Petroleum reported Açu is the first terminal in Brazil to conduct operations for the oil company.
Our differentials, such as the strategic location, close to the Santos and Campos basins, capacity to receive VLCC class vessels and transshipment in a sheltered area, were decisive in establishing this new and promising partnership.
… Victor Snabaitis Bomfim highlighted.
According to Porto Do Açu’s press release, T-OIL is the only private Brazilian terminal with capacity to receive ships of the VLCC class, with a storage capacity of up to 2 million tons of oil per day, with a capacity of 25 meters and licensed to move up to 1.2 million barrels of oil per day.