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Macaé on the brink of economic abyss: 80% of offshore activities will be transferred to Porto do Açú

26 April 2017 10 gies: 35
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Macaé lives in the shadow of bankruptcy and if nothing is done, the entire region of Rio de Janeiro will suffer the economic impact.

Macaé, affectionately called the Little Princess of the Atlantic and known throughout the 4 quadrants of the globe as the National Petroleum Capital by large multinationals in the oil industry, runs the real risk of having its economy brutally defragmented due to the migration of the port system and offshore sector operations to Porto do Açú, located in São João da Barra. It turns out that the company Edson Chouest, which maintains logistical and port activities in the city, will migrate about 80% of its operations, leaving Macaé only to deal with emergencies.

SindipetroNF says that Macaé will become irrelevant and will run the risk of total emptying of the city, which would be an incalculable disaster since the city lives and survives entirely on the resources arising from oil exploration. The union representatives still reinforced that the lack of planning and political ill will that lead the city to this point. For example, the urban zoning law for the construction of “Porto do Barreto” that the current mayor Dr. Aluízio did not sign a few years ago, claiming that insurgencies and flaws in the amendment shown by Macaé councilors. This project is what would literally save the city or, at worst, would keep the city stabilized, since as a result of this port, we would still have some activity in the offshore sector in the region.

Edson Chouest announced that operations in São João da Barra are at full steam and that the port system in the region is impressive, capable of offering high quality offshore services at low cost. A Petrobras it is already mobilizing and renting in an overwhelming way several properties in Campos dos Goytacazes, leaving Macaé literally “seeing ships”.

Making the situation in Macaé even worse, the federal government released the construction of the Porto Central do Espirito Santo, which leaves the “Little Princess of the Atlantic” in a situation of near death.

Due to the situation, the “Macaé Porto Já” initiative was created, which unites civil society and union forces to try to save the city from the economic abyss which is practically hanging by a thread. This petition is a kind of pressure for political representatives not only from the city, but from the entire region to pay attention and take action so that the port project in Macaé is resumed as soon as possible.

Below is a short video about Porto do Açú and its territorial extension. Impressive, isn't it?

It is a pity that Macaé, a city with a history and tradition in the oil and gas sector, has reached this point. The truth is that the city is in a deep coma, breathing only by machines, it's up to you to turn them off or not.

If you want to help the city, share this news and sign the official petition by clicking here.

Also join the group São João da Barra, Porto do Açú, economy and jobs.

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