The Miguel de Oliveira Private Port Terminal, in Bahia, is a Ford project for the outflow of its vehicle production. It is more popularly known as “Port of Ford”. It was inaugurated on October 31, 2005, in the Cotegipe Channel, a connection between Baía de Todos os Santos and Baía de Aratu, in the municipality of Candeias.
The Terminal has a radio frequency system – which allows the location of vehicles in seconds – fixed and mobile TV cameras and strict control of visitor access to customs areas. The large patio has 119,000 square meters. The pier is 195 meters long and the depth for receiving ships varies from 12 to 14 meters. The channel width is 26 meters. Vehicle loading and unloading operations are carried out through 10 bays equipped with ramps, with the simultaneous operation of up to ten stork trucks.