The Governor of Ceara, Mr. Camilo Santana is signing on 22nd March a Memorandum of Intention – MoU – with Port of Rotterdam International – PoRin, the administrator of Port of Rotterdam, the biggest port in Europe and the 8th in the world. The MoU will permit PoRin to study Port of Pecem and attract investment to CIPP – Industrial Complex of Port of Pecem. The studies starts on the following week and the partnership shall be effective within a year.

PoRin will own around 25% of Port of Pecem and invest in infrastructure to allow partners companies, probably a hub of containers and a refinery, to be installed at CIPP generating 30 thousand direct job and 12% increase on Ceara GDP.

About the Port of Pecem:

The Port of Pecém is essentially made up of an L-shaped protection jetty – Berma style, paralleled to quay 868 m away and another paralleled to the beach 2000 m away from coastline with tree berthing facilities, two in the shape of a pier, with two berths each and one with continuous berth, being pier 1 for commercial operations with no solid cargo, pier 2 for LNG transshipment between vessels and pier 3 for commercial operations with general cargo and solid cargo.

The ocean floor topography in the Port of Pecém region is dominated by rock occurrence along the surf zone. By Ponta de Pecém there are significant extensive areas covered by these outcrops.

Results from the seismic survey indicate volcanic rocks forming the bedrock covered by sand sediments and sludge. The thickness of the sediment layer varies inconstantly from 0 to 18 m in the shore / offshore directions and on the portion paralleled to the coastline. This is caused mostly by the fluctuation of the rocky base’s bottom layer.

Sand layer thickness is not much at depths lower than 10 m.

At depths between 10 m and 16 m, volcanic rocks dominate. At depths lower than 16 m, the ocean floor surface is covered mostly by the sand sediments.

The port is operative 24 hours a day, during all the year.