International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Rio Brasil has announced the expansion of its logistics support services in Brazil, adding rail logistics to its operations with the long-term lease of Floriano Intermodal Terminal in Barra Mansa, Rio de Janeiro.
To run this operation, ICTSI Rio formed a new company named IRB Logística to take over the operations of the terminal from Multitex Logistica starting on 1 July 2021. IRB Logística, whose operations are independent from ICTSI Rio's ones, 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, according to an announcement.
Located in an industrial cluster some 150 kilometers away from the Port of Rio de Janeiro, the intermodal terminal mainly handles containerised cargo and steel products, which are better suited for rail tranport, for industries in the South Fluminense region.
It can accommodate up to 70 train wagons and features a yard for storage and container stuffing, as well as a covered area for storage of finished products.
The 34,000m² port is completely solar-powered and operates a fleet of cargo handling equipment that runs on electricity.