August 26 - A project cargo consignment berthed at Libra Terminais Rio, a leading container port operation in Brazil, was unloaded earlier this month using the quayside container cranes.

Thor Gitta, operated by BBC Chartering, sailed from Alesund, Norway in a 20-day voyage, conveying a 532 tonne consignment of equipment and material for use on ships being constructed in the STX Brazil Offshore shipyard. Unloading took less than 24 hours.

Silvia Ortiz, commercial analyst in the oil and gas sector of Libra Terminais commercial area, said: "The cargoes were unloaded from the ship directly to a ferry using a container crane. The two largest pieces - main engine and propeller shaft - were unloaded with the help of a floating sheer leg crane to another ferry."

Libra Terminais has made no secret of its intentions to attract greater volumes of breakbulk and project cargoes.