Cooper do Brasil
Cooper do Brasil, Ltda., a Cooper/T. Smith joint venture, was formed in order to provide lift machine services at the Port of Praia Mole, Vitoria, Brazil. The Port of Praia Mole is located on the east coast of Brazil, approximately 325 miles north of Rio de Janeiro.
The Port of Praia Mole is a private port used primarily as a steel export facility. The cargoes of steel slabs, billets, blooms and coils are handled by Cooper do Brasil's 32 lift machines which range in size from 4 ton capacity to 30 ton capacity. Cooper do Brasil's responsibilities include providing lift machines for on-board operations as well as the handling of cargoes in the port area.