Companhia Norte de Navegação e Portos (Cianport), a logistics company that will operate ports and an inland waterway fleet, with the objective of reducing costs in the transport of commodities such as soy and corn from the central north region of Mato Grosso using the export vector of the Northern Arc, is expected to begin operation in June. The venture is built by two companies - Fiagril (Lucas do Rio Verde) and Agrosoja (Sorriso)
The port structures of Cianport, in Miritituba (PA) and at the Port of Santana (AP), interconnected by large-scale barge convoys, are in their final stretch. When operations begin, a new multipurpose headquarters will start contributing dynamically to better business for the investing companies and a number of other service provision businesses.
Located at a privileged geographic position, the Taituba Cargo Transshipment Station, situated on the right bank of the Tapajós River, in the district of Miritituba, has a complete port structure consisting of receiving, analysis station, scales, bascule lifts, cargo elevators, grain silos for storage of 55,000 tons, conveyor belts, and a floating terminal with capacity to handle up to three million tons of grains per year. Implementation equipped with the best practices of sustainability, especially through use of large barge convoys that will allow the exporting port to be reached with a reduction of 1100 kilometers in highway travel.
In Santana, in Amapá, a Grain Terminal was build at the Organized Port of the Santana Dock Company, composed of: silos with capacity to store 54,000 tons of grains, barge unloader, conveyor belts, flow scale, and shipping to allow for loading of ships of up to 55,000 tons. The annual handling may reach 1.8 million tons.
On the island of Santana, a Private Use Terminal (TUP) will be build for handling of up to 3.5 million tons per year, and its facilities will be: 300-meter dock, barge unloading equipment, ship-loading structures, and conveyor belts. The Terminal will have a rear port installation with grain stores and the soybean processing plant (capacity of three thousand tons/day) for production of multiple products, including refined oil, bran for feeds, and biodiesel.
And supplementing the investments in 24 barges (3000 ton) and four pusher tugs (two with 2400 hp and two with 4000 hp), another 18 barges (3000 ton) will be built, streamlining the waterway transport on convoys and allowing the goals of Cianport to be achieved (initially 1.8 million tons/year and then after the construction of the Ilha de Santana TUP reaching 3.5 million tons/year).
The ETCs of the districts of Miritituba and Santarénzinho, and the Ports of Santarém and Barcarena, in Pará, as well as the Port of Santana, in Amapá and of Itacoatiara, in Amazonas, are essential to the integration of the modes of transportation, because their strategic location will allow for implementation of various port complexes which, navigating in convoys with the waterway fleets integrated, will reduce the difficulties faced today regarding lack of adequate national infrastructure for moving out the large harvests.
The information is from the advisory service. The total amount invested in the venture was not disclosed.
Source: Só Notícias, through Portos & Navios, on April 11, 2016