Hyundai vessels arrive in January in Paranaguá and come to add to TCP’s portfolio of services, which now offers seven regular lines to Asia.

TCP – Container Terminal of Paranaguá now has one more maritime service departing from East Asia. FIL (Far East-India-Latin America Service) is the result of a partnership with the Korean shipowner HMM (Hyundai Merchant Marine), and the first ships are expected to arrive in Paranaguá on January 20.

The first trip of the new line will depart from Busan, South Korea, on December 7, 2021, connecting East Asia to South America. The service starts with a fortnightly call, but with plans by the shipowner HMM to gradually increase the fleet until the route becomes weekly in Paranaguá.

With the entry into operation of FIL, TCP now has seven regular services to the Far East, the largest number on offer on the Brazilian coast, enhancing the performance of Paranaguá in foreign trade. The new service is an option for customers who already operate and new entrants to the market via Paranaguá and who, today, face difficulty in space for their cargoes.

For exporters, FIL will serve the reefer chain, wood, agribusiness, paper and cellulose, increasing the supply of space and competitiveness of freights departing from the terminal. For importers, the new line will serve mainly the electronic, automotive, textile and chemical sectors, bringing as a differential a direct connection with India without the need for transshipment in other countries, being the first offer of this service in Paranaguá.

HMM’s FIL (Far East-India-Latin America Service) will connect East Asia to South America in the following rotation: Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Kattupalli, Durban, Santos, Paranaguá, Itapoá, Navegantes, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Busan.

Alex Porto