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Norsul and Açu Port join forces to provide new feeder service between Açu and Rio

Mar, 24, 2020 Posted by datamarnews

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Porto do Açu Operations and Norsul closed a deal to launch a short distance feeder service for container and project cargo units between the ports of Rio de Janeiro and Açu (São João da Barra – RJ), via its multi-load terminal T-Mult.  The new cabotage service is due to start operating in June.

The service will have a transport capacity of up to 350 units per voyage, with regular departures, meeting regional demands as well as servicing long-haul routes. The expectation is that the use of oceanic trains will reduce logistical costs and road traffic, increasing predictability and safety, in addition to reducing carbon emissions.  The agreement offers an alternative to the logistics sector at a very sensitive time worldwide.

“It is also a kick-start for the project to consolidate itself as an option to handle incoming and outgoing cargo on a regional and global level,” says the director of terminals and logistics at Porto do Açu Operations, João Braz. T-Mult handles coke, coal, bauxite, gypsum, pig iron, general and project cargo, in addition to being authorized to operate any type of solid bulk and vehicles. The expansion planned for the terminal foresees the movement of new cargo after expansion of the storage yard and construction of covered storage.

The commercial and marketing director of Norsul, Marcelo Bacellar, believes that “over short distances, our oceanic barge-pusher will offer an efficient and practical solution. With Açu, we will prove the value of this competitive, attractive and logistical alternative for customers of different segments”.

Source: Portos e Navios

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