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UWL Successfully Moves 54.400,000 Tons of Gypsum for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympiad
August 28, 2015

On June 22nd, 2015 UWL Brazil quickly and efficiently moved 54.400,000 tons of gypsum, a raw material that is commonly used in the creation of hotels and buildings, from the port of Garrucha to the Itaguai port, for the continued construction of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic games. With the 2016 Olympiad less than a year away, this project was especially timely and important. It was also the first of its kind for UWL Brazil – a bulk cargo move. To initiate the project UWL needed a bulk cargo ship that was both modern and speedy. They found their match in the M.V. TR Omaha, built in 2014 and weighing over 36,353 tons. Roberto Prudente, Vice President of UWL Brazil attributes the success of the move to UWL’s dedication to world-class service and the pristine execution of his team.


“Our team and especially Operational Manager Roberto Reis, went above and beyond to get the job done and over-exceeded customer expectations. It was a necessity that the move be completed quickly and we were able to deliver on that.”

Roberto Reis is proud of performing such a significant transportation and confirms what the UWL brand says, “We are on it!”