Ten years ago, the Açu port is in operation and in addition to port terminals, one of them offshore, has a contiguous area for the installation of an industrial district and a backarea for storage of products. Currently, according to Prumo Logística, which manages the business, are installed in the area, among others, companies such as NOV, which produces pipes for the oil and gas industry; The Wärtsilä, assembly and production of generators and engines of ship, and Ferroport, which has a terminal dedicated to the export of iron ore in the area. At the moment, the group has other contracts that have been signed with companies that are developing their units at the port, but are not yet operating.
"With the operation of the companies operating in the Açu port, currently about 5000 people are employed in the Açu port complex, and the collection of Issqn in the municipality of São João da Barra increased by approximately 7,500% in recent years, reaching more than R $60 million s per year, contributing to accelerate the socio-economic development of the North Fluminense region, "says Prumo Logística.
For the next few years, the company foresees the expansion of the T-mult (Multicargas Terminal) from 500 to 1,200 meters of wharf. The dredging of the access channel and cribs of the T-Oil (petroleum Terminal) is also foreseen for up to 25 meters of depth, which will allow the docking of ships of up to 320,000 tonnes. The installation of a rail access to the industrial district of São João da Barra is also planned, which is included in the federal government's Logistics Investment Program (PIL), linking the region to Rio and Vitória, in Espírito Santo.