On Monday, March 12th, Copersucar, the largest sugar and ethanol commercialization operation integrated with production in Brazil, inaugurated its Ribeirão Preto Multimodal Terminal. The facility, which will result in important sugar transportation productivity gains and environmental and social benefits, is part of the BRL 2 billion the company will invest in major logistics projects by 2015.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the mayor of Ribeirão Preto, Dárcy Vera, the State of São Paulo Agriculture and Supply Department secretary, Mônika Bergamaschi, members of the sugar-energy sector business community and Copersucar shareholders.
The investments undertaken in the Terminal provide for higher throughput and storage volumes and streamlined operations. An important component in the terminal is the balloon loop, necessary for high volume product movements, increasing annual sugar transportation capacity to the port of Santos from 150 thousand to 1.5 million metric tons.
The multimodal terminal will permit Copersucar to intensify use of railroad transportation. It is estimated that the number of trucks used on the Ribeirão PretoSantos route will be reduced by 42 thousand per year. This will result in lower fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and will alleviate urban and highway traffic congestion, boosting road safety.
“The implantation of these infrastructure and logistics projects is yet another step towards reinforcing Compersucar’s leadership in the sugar energy sector. This operation will drive increased competitiveness and added value”, says the company chairman, Luís Roberto Pogetti.
How it works – The loading system in conjunction with the new balloon loop – a 2.8
km spur off the main line – will enable the terminal to increase its dispatch capacity to the port of Santos to 10,000 metric tons a day. When fully operational, the new terminal will enable productivity gains ten times higher than the previous structure.
The Multimodal Terminal also has a new warehouse, expanding static storage capacity by more than 50 thousand metric tons to a total of 70 thousand metric tons of sugar. Other items in the complex include a truck discharge system with hoppers, conveyor belts and a rail wagon loading system. The terminal has the capacity to receive both partner mill and originated production from the region throughout the crop and is prepared to operate 24 hours a day.
Partnership – The railroad operation is a partnership between Copersucar and
Ferrovia Centro-Atlântica (FCA). The long-term contract between the companies enabled the refurbishment of 500 hopper wagons dedicated to Copersucar, resulting in productivity gains in both loading and discharge operations. It also includes the concession of the area in which the balloon loop was built.
“Currently rail transportation accounts for approximately 50% of bulk sugar transportation, and Copersucar’s target is to reach 70% by 2015 under the company’s current investment plan”, states Paulo Roberto de Souza, president of the company. “The entry into operation of the new terminal is part of Copersucar’s logistics strategy.
It is a big step forward in terms of sustainability since it helps us to reduce process costs and benefits the environment through the intensive use of the railroad network. In social terms, it helps reduce the risk of accidents on São Paulo’s highways by taking a large number of trucks out of circulation”, he concludes.
About Copersucar S/A: Incorporated in 2008, Copersucar is the largest Brazilian sugar and ethanol commercialization operation integrated with production. Its unique business model combines the production of 48 partner mills and approximately 50 non-partner mills in an integrated, large scale logistics, transportation, storage and commercialization system managed directly by the company to serve the domestic and global markets.
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In addition, this Policy aims to inform the owners about how Copersucar collects, uses, shares and protects Personal Data.
This Policy comes into effect on November 26, 2020.
Copersucar is a global exporter of sugar and ethanol using integrated logistics throughout its entire business chain, operational excellence and the sustainable creation of value.
I – Which Personal Data is collected and for what purpose is it treated?
Copersucar treats Personal Data, understood to be data that enable an individual to be identified or to become identifiable (“Personal Data” or “Data”).
Copersucar collects and treats Data on its various interfaces in the normal course of its business.
Thus, it collects the Personal Data of employees, customer representatives, partners, service providers, and suppliers etc. The list of data collected may include: Identification data, contact data, browsing data (cookies, IP addresses), geolocalization, devices, health data (this is considered sensitive Personal Data), biometric data and other data required from time to time for undertaking transactions under Copersucar’s responsibility. The list of data collected may vary according to the relationship existing between Copersucar and the owners.
II – Method and duration of the treatment
Most of the Personal Data that Copersucar processes provided directly by the owners for one of the following reasons:
All Personal Data collected is treated and stored for as long as necessary for complying with the purposes described in this Policy, as well as complying with the legal or regulatory obligations, also bearing in mind the occasional need to use it in legal, administrative or arbitration proceedings.
This, therefore, justifies the retention of Personal Data on our bases, under the same security and protection mechanisms employed in the case of Copersucar information.
III – Parent Company Contact Information
Additional Information, doubts or requests about this Policy can be clarified by the party in charge of protecting Personal Data, using the form available at e-mail address: https://privacy-central.securiti.ai/#/dsr/a176f0d7-3d78-443e-926c-4c304bd8618d or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com, or a letter to the following address: Avenida das Nações Unidas, No. 14261, Wing A-1, 12th floor, room 09, Postal Code: 04794-000 (care of Copersucar S.A.).
The party responsible for Copersucar is Certsys Tecnologia da Informação Ltda, a duly constituted company with its principal place of business at Rua Doutor Rafael de Barros, 209, Suite 132, Paraíso, São Paulo/SP Postal Code, enrolled with National Corporate Taxpayers Register (CNPJ) under no. 08.821.745/0001-23.
IV – Information about the shared use of data by the parent company and the purpose
Copersucar can share Personal Data with its subsidiary companies and suppliers, if necessary, when conducting its operations and/or meeting its obligations. This sharing involves establishing the parties’ rights and duties, so as to prevent Personal Data being used in a manner other than that stipulated by Copersucar and/or that violates the applicable privacy legislation.
In certain circumstances, at all times with due regard for prevailing legislation, Copersucar may be legally obligated to share Personal Data in response issues raised or legitimate requests.
V – Responsibility of the agents responsible for treatment
In treating Personal Data, Copersucar implements security measures considered sufficient for protecting it, such as:
Copersucar makes an effort to protect the Personal Data it handles, but there is no guarantee that this data is immune to improper access by unscrupulous persons.
Copersucar is not accountable for acts by third parties other than its traders or employees going about their work.
When accessing the Copersucar web site where there are fields for user login and password, the user is responsible for keeping their passwords and logins confidential. Copersucar is entitled to assume that aby person accessing the site using a login and password attributed to a user has the right to do so. Usually will be totally responsible for the activities of any person accessing the site using a password attributed to them, even if that person is not in fact authorized to do so by the user. Whenever there is reason to suspect that their password is being used without authorization, the user should change the password immediately.
In this respect, users are recommended to take the necessary precautions surrounding the confidentiality of their Personal Data when using the site and the internet as a whole.
The function of the user’s password is to protect their account against it being used by third parties and, therefore, Copersucar always suggests: (i) that users use strong passwords that are solely for accessing the digital environments of Copersucar, (ii) that this password is never shared with third parties, limiting access to their computer and browser, and (iii) that users log off from their accounts after using the services.
VI – Owner’s rights
The owner of the Personal Data enjoys the following rights in regard to their data, insofar as those rights are recognized under the applicable laws:
It is possible to exercise these rights by contacting us by sending a request to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
VII – Data of Minors
We do not deliberately collect Personal Data of children under the age of 13 (thirteen) years or those under the applicable age limit (“Age Limit”). If you are under the Age Limit, do not use the Copersucar services and do not provide any Personal Data.
If you are the parent of a minor and you discover that your child has provided Personal Data to Copersucar, contact us using the available at the e-mail address or via the e-mail account email@example.com.
If we become aware that we have collected the Personal Data of someone under the age of 13 (thirteen), we will take reasonable measures to remove their Personal Data.
VIII – Contact information
In case of any additional doubts, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IX – Amendments to this Policy
We may occasionally amend this Policy. When we make material changes to this Policy, you will be duly notified, according to the circumstances, for example, by displaying a notice on the main page of https://www.copersucar.com.br or by sending an e-mail to contacts registered in our services.
X – Final provisions
Copersucar, at its sole discretion, may modify the terms and conditions in this Notice, including, but not limited to, situations arising from compliance with legislation, alterations to the products and services, or by the rollout of new technological tools. For greater security and within the principle of transparency, any updates to the Privacy Notice will be made known to the owners on the Copersucar site (www.copersucar.com.br). Copersucar takes no responsibility for problems arising from delays, interruptions or blockages in the transmission of information sent to its e-mail address.
This Policy was last updated on November 26, 2020.