Helping a Brazilian port terminal stay in business

Oil spill modelling aids renewal of port terminal operating license

Brazilian law requires all port terminals – operating under national jurisdiction – to be equipped with an Emergency Plan to deal with possible oil pollution incidents. If a port operator fails to have a government-approved Emergency Plan, his licence is not renewed. Our client – a port terminal operator – was in need of such an Emergency Plan. To support the Plan, we conducted an indepth numerical oil spill modelling study. Based on our studies and contingency plans, our client submitted the Emergency Plan to the government for approval. The Plan was approved and the license was renewed. As a result, our client’s port operations are not hampered in any way and operations continue as usual.