The Brazilian port of Ac¸u has begun to ship iron ore, much of which will be bound for China. The port owner, Prumo Logi´stica Global invested $565 million in the facility in 2014.

The port has two terminals:T1 and T2.T1 is dedicated purely to iron ore shipments and belongs to Ferroport. Much of the iron ore is shipped from the state of Minas Gerais along a 529km pipeline.

According to the port company, the existing breakwater which protects the iron ore terminal, will continue to be expanded. This, in turn, will allow oil exports to commence in 2016.

A multi-purpose terminal (TMULT) will partially make use of T2 when it opens in the first half of 2015. This will be used to export bauxite and import coke.