The largest frozen chicken export corridor in the world will invest R$370 million in infrastructure in 2023; the refrigerated area will have more than 5 thousand plugs by the end of the year.

On April 13, 2023, the Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP) complete 25 years of history and each year new productivity records are broken. In 2022, TCP reached the mark of 1.16 million TEUs (unit equivalent to a 20 feet container) handled. The record value is 619% higher than the moves in 1998, the year the company was founded.

To maintain constant growth, several investments have been made over the decades. The most recent, worth R$370 million, will allow the expansion of the gate; the installation of the power substation; and the expansion of the reefer area, from 3.572 to 5.126 plugs (growth of 43%).

“Today, TCP is the largest export corridor for frozen chicken meat in the world. The expansion is essential to meet the demand of agribusiness and strengthen our position as the largest reefer terminal in Brazil,” explains commercial, logistics and customer service manager; Giovanni Guidolim.

Constant investments and growth are present in the organization’s trajectory. When it started, in 1998, the yard had 42.5 thousand m². Today, the space is more than 10 times bigger, 487 thousand m² of area.  The wharf and draft also grew, allowing the arrival of the largest ship in the history of the terminal: the container ship APL Yangshan (CMA CGM carrier), 347 meters long and 45 meters wide. Another record was productivity: in 2022, TCP reached 202 movements per hour (MPH) in a single ship.

Thinking about the future

Throughout its 25 years, TCP has consolidated itself in the market with a one-stop shop strategy. According to Guidolim, “TCP is able to solve several client needs. Investments in logistics solutions such as import warehousing, in addition to customer service and logistics management of operations have strengthened the terminal’s name. These actions pave the way for TCP to become a concentrating port of world reference in the market”.

Thinking about the increase in productivity, several investments can be delivered in 2023. Among them is the receipt of 11 new RTG cranes, the conclusion of the works for the expansion of the gate and the installation of the power substation.

Mayara Locatelli