Sepetiba Tecon is currently well equipped with four STS post-Panamax cranes, two 100-tonne capacity Liebherr mobiles, 14 reachstackers and two RTGs. In 2010 throughput was 296,000 teu and the forecast for this year is for an increase of 15% to 340,000 teu.
Sepetiba is fortunate in that it does not have a congestion problem and has plenty of water depth – unlike Santos, for example. Its entrance channel has 20 m depth and two berths (302 and 303) with 14.5 m depth alongside. Although it is one of two terminals in Brazil able to accommodate very large vessels (the other being Suape), Sepetiba’s short berth lengths are a problem.
Currently the terminal has three berths: one (301) for general cargo with a length of 270 m and two (302 and 303) for containers with a length of 540 m. These can currently accommodate two container vessels simultaneously, but they are too short to handle vessels with increased LOA.