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Pecem (BRPEC)

Pecem, State of Ceara, Brazil

Port Code BRPEC Port Name Pecem
City Pecem Country/Region Brazil
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude -3.532126 Longitude -38.80311
The Port of Pecem (Port Code:BRPEC) is one of the two big ports in the state of Ceará, in Brazil. It's located in the municipality of São Gonçalo do Amarante. Pecem is a deep water port comprising 2 piers protected by an "L"-shaped breakwater and reached from the mainland by a 2,120m length causeway bridge. Pecem Port Terminal (TPP) is run by a consortium, CEARAPORTOS (Ceara Port Integration Company), comprising of Companhia de Logistica da America do Sul (Loxus), Daniel Transportes and Fator Projetos e Assessoria. The port handles general cargo and containers with the main goods being lemons, bananas, shrimp and cashew nuts. Max size: Max draught 15.5m at the LNG Terminal. In the year of 2013 the port handled 6.3 million metric tons of cargo, representing an increase of 40% over the previous year.
As of 2010, the Port of Pecém entered into a phased expansion under the Brazilian government's Growth Acceleration Program (PAC2). In addition to enhanced port facilities, the expansion features large scale investments by numerous international energy and materials companies, including Petrobras and Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém. The infrastructure developments are expected to result in rapid regional population growth through 2020, with some estimates calling for a tenfold increase during the time period.

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