Açu Petróleo and Petrobras sign oil transshipment contract at Port of Açu

Petrobras and Açu Petróleo (a partnership between Prumo Logística and Oiltanking) signed a contract to carry out transshipment operations at the company’s Petroleum Terminal (T-OIL), located in the Port of Açu Complex.

The contract refers to 24 months and the execution of up to 48 operations with Suezmax and VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) vessels and can be renewed for the same period.

Petrobras currently operates only at the Angra dos Reis (TEBIG) and São Sebastião (TEBAR) terminals for oil exports.

“The signing of this contract with Petrobras reinforces the differentials of our terminal, in addition to highlighting our commitment to safety. We are the only private terminal in the country capable of receiving VLCC vessels, in addition to offering predictability of operation, which is carried out in the sheltered area, with efficiency and reliability. And these differentials are shown, each time, as the main decision point of our customers, such as Petrobras and Equinor”, said Victor Snabaitis Bomfim, CEO of Açu Petróleo.
Last week, Açu Petróleo signed a contract with Equinor to perform transshipment operations in the terminal trough 36 months, beginning in January 2020.

“For this year, is expected to movement twice the volume of 2018, when it reaches 40 million barrels in the year. In addition, we are developing a project for onshore storage, which offers new services for our customers, such as storage and blending”, said Bomfim.