The dimensions and proposals of the project entitled Atlantic Gateway are defined, at the present time, at a conceptual level, although they will be the object of specific planning to be elaborated, jointly, by the CDC technical team and the Ceará State Tourism Department.
The tematic program disseminated by the Tourism Department foresees, in this space, a passenger terminal, a tourist port and a marina in addition to a landmark of Brazil's entry into the 21st century, amongst other proposals.
In this terminal the mechanical unloading machines of the TERGRAN company will be installed, structural reform being necessary for the implantation of rail lines and foundations to permit the deepening of te berth to 10m, for a lenght of 250m.
Warehouses A1 and A2, leased to J. MAcedo an TERGRAN, shall be transformed, permanently, into a lung warehouse for grains, forming a set of facilities for serving wheat and maize importers.
Use Terminal I
warehouses A3 and A4 shall be maintained, requiring however improvement
for loading and unloading operations with general loose cargo, especially
with regard to A3, presently adpted for grain stocking.
Parking areas for cargo vehicles have beem repositioned and the isolation from neighboring grain terminals avoids conflict in the flow of handling equipment and the transport of containers.
The areas immediately behind the warehouses ( currently A3 and A4 ) will serve as facilities for refrigeration of tropical fruits for export or other uses linked to general cargo operations.
Use Terminal II
- 285m in lenght and depths of 12m and 12,5m, with capacity for receiving third generation container ships, with a total capacity of 2500 to 3000 TEUs; and
- a 50m wide strip of quay, equipped with track lines for the installation of Portainers.
The rear port areas, set aside for storage and transport of containers will be paved and covered in order to allow heinghts of stacking and transit of handling equipment.
The terminal shall have road and rail access, independent of the others terminals ( TMU 1 and the grain terminal ), being administered as a special unit, with operation systems, port tariffs and services offered without subcontracting.
Ins a second phase the storage area of TMU 2 will be increased by around 10.500 m2, incorporating part of the rear area of TMU 1.
This phase will be implemented as of 2016, or when the flow of containers exceeds 137,350 TEU/Year, transforming the TMU into a specialized terminal for the handling of containers.
Pier and Soy Terminal
This implantation of a terminal destined for export of soy beans is proposed for a new berth to be constructed near the petroleum pier, making use of the same access bridge where continuous conveyor belts would be installed, the platform of this new pier should support the fixed ship loader.