On October 8, the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) presented the conclusions of Operation Relíqua, which inspected dangerous cargo of more than 50 companies in the Port of Santos and in the industrial hub of Cubatão during approximately three weeks. IBAMA concluded that the dangerous cargo operations in the Port of Santos are safe, as it has performed preventive and inspection actions regarding the handling and storage of this type of cargo. The purpose of the operation was to verify the security conditions and preparedness to fight emergencies in the Port of Santos region, mainly due to the tragic explosion that occurred in in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4. The Director of Business Development and Regulation, Bruno Stupello, represented the Board of Santos Port Authority (SPA) at the meeting, which aimed to evaluate the work carried out. “Port handling is often of a risk nature, and accident prevention, through strict controls and inspection, is imperative at the Port of Santos. For this reason, SPA gave full support to Operation Relíqua and acts strictly to guarantee the safety of cargo and people in the Port of Santos”, said Stupello. IBAMA, in its closing presentation, praised the control and inspection work that is carried out continuously by SPA, the National Waterway Transport Agency (ANTAQ) and by the Army on the dangerous cargo handling operations at the Port of Santos.
Source: Datamar News