Weekly calls should generate greater efficiency in cargo transportation by connecting the port of Paranaguá to different regions of the country

In January 2024, the Amazon Express Service (SEA) began to include weekly calls at the Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP), integrating the Terminal’s cabotage maritime lines portfolio. The service is offered by Log-In Logística Intermodal, in partnership with Aliança Navegações, and has four container ships, each with an average capacity of 2,650 TEUs (20-foot-long containers).

The service’s inaugural berthing took place on February 6, when the Log-In Discovery, with a capacity of 2,546 TEUs, a length of 209m and a width of 30m, was at the TCP quay. In addition to Paranaguá, the SEA line vessels pass through Navegantes (SC), Santos (SP), Salvador (BA), Suape (PE) and Pecém (CE).

“Cabotage offers several advantages, such as lower environmental impact, reduced logistics costs, lower risk of damage, among others. In addition, this service guarantees new regular calls at TCP, providing yet another efficient solution for our clients’ logistics modal and thus stimulating the economic development of our state,” says Carolina Merkle Brown, TCP’s commercial manager for shipowners.

One of the highlights of this service is its transit time on the north-south route: from Manaus (MA) to Paranaguá it takes 12 days, as the vessels only call at Santos and Navegantes, while on the journey from south to north they also dock at Salvador, Suape and Pecém. In this way, the transportation of goods from the Manaus Industrial Estate has an easier connection to Paraná.

“The structural improvements and the acquisition of equipment have put our terminal in a position to receive new weekly services, which is reflected in the satisfaction of our customers, the increase in the number of sea calls and the number of berths, which has been growing at TCP,” concludes Carolina.

TCP breaks new record for monthly berths

In January, the Paranaguá Container Terminal saw 88 vessels dock, setting a new record for the flow of ships and surpassing the old mark of 83 set in December. The terminal currently has 22 weekly services, of which 20 are long-haul and two are cabotage.

Isabelle Veloso Sousa