Port of UBU
To ship its produce Samarco has its own marine terminal, located in the municipality of Anchieta (Espírito Santo state). The terminal operates 24 hours a day, with absolute security and care for people and the environment. With suitable infrastructure, the port grows in line with the company and has been breaking records every year.
The terminal is reached by the BR-101 road, followed by highways ES-146 and ES-060. It lies some 80 km from Vitória, the state capital, and is connected to the mainland by a 12-meter-wide road. The site has a pier with three mooring berths and a set of dolphins, sheltered by an L-shaped breakwater, which offers protection against sea surges from the east, south and southeast. It also has two ASD supply boats (> 40 TBP), a modern speedboat and other resources for emergencies, including environmental disasters, with full support from specialist personnel.
Operations at the Marine Terminal are the responsibility of Port Management, which also engages with port institutions.
Operations and Nautical Signaling
Ubu Port operates seamlessly, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The nautical signaling terminal is managed and operated with an average efficiency of more than 98%, according to data from the Brazilian navy.
Safety is given top priority in all of Samarco’s operations, and needless to say at the Port too. Before allowing a ship to moor at its terminal, Samarco vets vessels for operational safety, environmental protection and respect for neighboring communities.
Once moored, vessels are inspected for operability, to further reduce potential damage to the terminal and to the environment. The Port also records and monitors metocean data, and data on waves, tides, winds, currents, precipitation, temperatures and humidity is archived for use in future studies, thereby increasing efficiency and, above all, operational safety.
All information relevant to ships, passengers and users is provided in specific documents.