Itaqui

General information

Name:
Itaqui
Country:
Brazil
UN/Locode:
BRIQI
Local time:
Moored Vessels:
27
Expected Vessels:
69
Berths:
1
Coordinates:
S 02° 34' W 044° 23'

Moored Vessels

Name
Type
Moored
Cargo Ship
09.05. 05:56
Tanker
08.05. 16:59
Cargo Ship
10.05. 18:30
Cargo Ship
10.05. 23:03
Cargo Ship
09.05. 10:16
Cargo Ship
10.05. 22:19
Cargo Ship
05.05. 19:04
Cargo Ship
09.05. 10:29
Tugboat
10.05. 21:22
Tugboat
11.05. 00:10

Expected Vessels

Name
Type
Expected
Cargo Ship
11.05. 23:00
Cargo Ship
12.05. 04:00
Cargo Ship
12.05. 18:00
Cargo Ship
12.05. 21:00
Cargo Ship
12.05. 22:00
Cargo Ship
13.05. 12:00
Cargo Ship
13.05. 17:00
Cargo Ship
13.05. 18:00
Cargo Ship
14.05. 01:00
Tanker
14.05. 06:01

Sailed Vessels

Name
Type
Sailed
Dredger
11.05. 00:18
Cargo Ship
10.05. 21:47
Cargo Ship
10.05. 18:28
Dredger
10.05. 00:13
Tanker
09.05. 23:42
Cargo Ship
09.05. 21:43
Tanker
09.05. 16:47
Dredger
09.05. 11:50
Cargo Ship
09.05. 09:22
Cargo Ship
09.05. 09:10

Latest news

Heavy rains put pressure on Itaqui and Ponta da Madeira terminal

Fri Apr 02 22:33:10 CEST 2021 user_480537

Heavy rains put pressure on Itaqui and Ponta da Madeira terminal Heavy rains in state of Maranhão have put pressure on the shipment of iron ore and soybeans. Climatologically, the month of March is one of the rainiest months of the year in the region of São Luís, capital of Maranhão. However, we are facing the second rainiest March in 15 years, having already accumulated more than 686mm. During this week, the region reported a line up of 70 vessels. In addition, an accident with one of the eight conveyors belt that load the iron to the ships at the beginning of the year made the productivity projections more distant from being reached. According to José Reinaldo, ex-governor and ex-minister of Transport, a way to minimize the problems would be to start the transition from the Ponta da Madeira Terminal to receive other cargo, especially from agribusiness. It is worth mentioning that the completion of the North-South Railway and its connection with Fico (Central-West Integration Railway), scheduled for the next three years, will cause the volume of agribusiness loads to rise and the EFC (Railroad) Vale's Carajás), in addition to the ports in Maranhão, could become bottlenecked for the flow of these new volumes. To avoid the bottleneck, Reinaldo suggests the construction of a railway extension from the EFC to the TPA (Alcântara Port Terminal), a private terminal already approved by ANTAQ. The new terminal negotiates with Vale to make the handling of ore cargo feasible. TPA draft is superior to that of Ponta da Madeira and would expand the Brazilian ore shipping capacity. It is estimated that TPA's handling capacity could reach 560 million tons per year, which would make it the largest iron ore port on the planet. Companies should be aware of potential disputes with demurrage claims and cargo (soy) quality due humidity. With informations from Agência INFRA. Our team is closely monitoring the situation. For any questions please direct to shipping.saoluis@gac.com

ANTAQ expects 18 port auctions in 2021

Fri Apr 02 22:32:14 CEST 2021 user_480537

ANTAQ expects 18 port auctions in 2021 With total investments of R$ 4 billion, 18 port auctions are expected to be held in 2021. The information was confirmed by the general director of ANTAQ, Eduardo Nery. Also in April, bids are expected for four areas at the Port of Itaqui/MA for the handling of fuels; and one at the Port of Pelotas (Rio Grande do Sul) for general cargo, especially wood. These five auctions alone are expected to reach approximately R$ 610 million in investments. According to Nery, tenders are essential to increase port infrastructure, in view of the country's multimodality. "Improving the port infrastructure is fundamental, since the movement of cargo in organized ports and in authorized and leased terminals has a high bias", said. The development of multimodality is also part of ANTAQ's planning. "It is important to identify logistical corridors, economic scenarios, origins and destinations of cargo," said the director-general, stressing that there is a need for a governance structure so that the country can take advantage of multimodality in transport. Another point defended by the director was the government program entitled "BR do Mar", whose objective is to increase the supply of cabotage, encourage competition, create new routes and reduce costs. The bill is about to be voted on in the National Congress. The importance of waterways and the country's potential for inland navigation was also highlighted. Source: ANTAQ / Federal Government Auction for terminals in the Port of Itaqui is scheduled for April this year With the forecast of moving more than R $ 30 billion in investments in the port sector by 2022, the Federal Government expects to carry out about 30 tenders and sign 60 contracts for the adhesion of private use terminals, continuing the revolution that the segment is going through in the country . The auction of the Porto do Itaqui terminals in São Luís (MA) is scheduled for April 9, 2021. In Maranhao, four more fuel terminals will be leased at the Port of Itaqui: IQI03, IQI11, IQI12 and IQI13, responsible for the handling and storage of liquid bulk, mainly fuel, in addition to other complementary facilities. The complex works as a distribution hub for the north and northeast regions, serving Maranhão, Tocantins, Pará and Mato Grosso, in addition to other nearby states by coastal shipping. The leases have already been authorized by TCU and notices published with a date scheduled for auction on 04/09/2021. Currently, the portfolio of the Ministry of Infrastructure has the largest concession program in the world, with a forecast of R$ 264 billion in investments. The idea of ​​the Ministry of Infrastructure is until the end of 2022, to deliver a properly organized port sector, with legal certainty and without expired contracts. Source: Blog Isaías Rocha Sent - shipping.sao luis@gac.com

Brazil importers temporarily favor LR tankers

Mon Aug 31 22:04:49 CEST 2020 user_480537

Surging demand for imported diesel and the limited number of Medium Range (MR) vessels available between the US and Brazil has spurred demand for Long Range (LR) tankers over the last two months, as buyers working with narrow margins gravitate towards optimal price conditions. Brazilian clean fuels buyers typically contract MRs — vessels with around 37,000-38,000t capacity — rather than LRs, which have around 60,000t capacity. This is due to smaller cargo needs and port limitations, particularly in Brazil's northeast, where there is less infrastructure to receive full LR vessels. This regularly prompts importers to offload part of LR cargoes in ports capable to accommodate tankers with a large draught, such as Itaqui and Santos, before berthing in other destinations. Since the week ending 21 August the difference on the Worldscale benchmark between LR and MR vessels has been around 45 points, according to a Brazilian clean fuels trader. "When the [Worldscale] difference between MR and LR vessels is greater than 19, the LR is more worthwhile, even if it requires an additional discharge port" he told Argus. So far this month, at least two LR vessels — the Stena Primorsk and the Starling — have arrived in Brazil carrying around 152mn l (956,000 bl) of foreign diesel destined for the southeast, according to data from Vortexa. In July, around 119mn l of diesel was imported to the northeast and southeast on the LR BW Lena and the Stena Performance. LR imports in July and August so far totaled 271mn l, compared with a total of 465mn l during the first half of 2020. MRs availability may return soon The increase in LR vessels between July and August could slow by the end of August, when availability of sought-after MR tankers off the US Gulf coast is expected to increase. Tropical storm Marco and Hurricane Laura, which kept the US on alert all of last week, caused ship cancellations and could ease the current shortage of Brazil-bound MR tankers, a shipbroker told Argus. Most port operations had normalized in the US Gulf coast by the afternoon of 27 August. This should increase the supply of MR vessels to Brazil, according to the broker. A drop in MR freight rates last week is already supporting demand for the tanker category. After reaching Worldscale (WS) 165 on 19 August, the highest level for the month, Argus assessed the US Gulf coast-east coast South America clean medium range tanker rate at WS130 on 27 August. Clean freight from the US Gulf coast to Brazil's south and southeastern ports dropped 21pc in outright price to $21.91/t over the same period. The downward trend is expected to extend at least through the first ten days of September, when the number of MR vessels available in the US Gulf region is expected to increase significantly. The surge in LR arrivals echoes a similar trend from August last year, when affordable rates and tight margins among importers spurred demand for larger vessels. By Gabrielle Moreira

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