Sixty terminal employees worked on the loading operation of the Mercosul Manaus, completing the work in nine hours.
The new terminal, an Odenbrecht TransPort and DP World company, complies with the new Brazilian Port Reform legislation recently approved by the National Congress, designed to produce a higher offer of capacity and competitiveness in the nation’s ports.
Ernst Schulze, Embraport’s CEO, said: “The launching of Embraport’s operations was successful thanks to advanced arrangements and support provided by government agencies and shipping lines.”
“We are providing our contribution to the modernization of Brazilian ports modernization as well as solid proof of the level of confidence in our country’s growth potential”, said Paulo Cesena, Odebrecht TransPort’s CEO.
From August the company will receive long haul cargoes traded between South America and the Far East.
In its first phase the venture will count on a 653 m quay, a 207,000 m² container yard and have an annual handling capacity of 1.2 million teu. Total investment stands at around R$ 2.3bn (US$1bn).