Terminal 1 at the Brazilian port of Ac¸u, which opened for business in October 2014, has already handled 1.5mt (million tonnes) of iron ore at its facility in Sa~o Joa~o da Barra. 20 vessels have so far docked at the port, taking on consignments for countries in Asia and the Middle East.

Work on the port continues, with infrastructure due for completion in December. The loading area is fully operational, while the multipurpose terminal has almost been completed and is slated to commence operations in the second half of this year.