Cargo handling at Vitória Port up 75% due to new pierOct, 06, 2020 Posted by Ruth Hollard
On October 5th, the new Atalaia pier was inaugurated in Port of Vitória. The forecast is that its operation will increase berth loading by 75%. The first docking will take place October 7th with the unloading of 30,000 tons of fertilizers from the ship Anya. The Atalaia multi-purpose terminal is located in Vila Velha, and will handle several types of cargo (liquid and solid bulk) such as wheat, malt, fertilizers, general cargo, and others.
The new Atalaia pier replaced two old mooring dolphins. Work began in October 2015 and was completed in the second half of last year. R$ 190 million from the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC) was invested in the project. Stages included: elaboration and approval of the project, manufacture of precast, manufacture of metal shells for pilings, reinforcement of the retro area wall, removal of loose stones, and dismantling of the rock mass.
Berth number 207 offers a wide, 270m-long pier and a total area of 20,000 m². It has 14 mooring bollards, 12 fenders, and a draft depth of 11.40m. A 75% increase in cargo handling at the new pier is expected.
See the following graph for cargo movement by terminal at the Port of Vitóriia:
In the future at Atalaia, fuels will be drained through pipelines to be stored at the Liquid Bulk Terminal (TGL), a project under implementation in Capuaba.
Log-In renews lease agreement for Vila Velha Port Terminal until 2048
Logística Intermodal (Log-In), through its subsidiary Terminal de Vila Velha (TVV), signed an addendum to the lease agreement for the Vila Velha Port Terminal, located on-site. The agreement was signed with the federal government represented by the National Secretariat of Ports and Waterway Transport. As a result, the lease was renewed for another 25 years, extending the term of the contract until September 2048.
The addendum further establishes Log-In’s commitment to investing in modernizing and adapting the terminal so that it can receive larger ships and increase its operational efficiency, expanding the current capacity from 286,000 containers per year to 368,000 containers per year. The expected initial investment was R$ 83 million (base 2017), which, updated, exceeds R$ 120 million.
In this first phase, which should take place in an estimated period of up to 24 months, the acquisition of new equipment is planned, such as high-capacity mobile cranes and reach stackers, and systems to increase the productivity of the berths and the terminal yard. In addition, over the contractual term, R$ 434 million will be invested to ensure the maintenance and updating of the assets necessary for carrying out port activities.
See the following graph for cargo movement at TVV:
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