ICTSI Rio Brasil has taken a long-term lease on the Floriano Intermodal Terminal in Barra Mansa, Rio de Janeiro.
The facility is located on a 3.4 hectare site in an industrial cluster some 150km from the Port of Rio de Janeiro. It mainly handles containers and steel products and can accommodate up to 70 train wagons.
“To run this operation, ICTSI Rio formed a new company – IRB Logística – to take over the operations of the terminal from Multitex Logistica starting on 1 July 2021. IRB Logística will offer sustainable cargo handling, transport, and storage services to the economic, industrial, and production centers in Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo,” ICTSI stated.
“We are excited for IRB Logística to commence operations and look forward to coordinating closely with our sister company to improve synergy in the regional supply chain. While ICTSI Rio’s and IRB Logística’s operations are independent from one another, we share the common goal of driving economic growth in the region by providing more efficient, seamless, and value-added solutions across the entire logistics chain,” said Roberto Lopes, ICTSI Rio Chief Executive Officer.
ICTSI plans to run the rail terminal as an “eco-friendly rail operation” with electric-powered container handling equipment powered by 100% solar power.