Representatives from various sectors of the terminal will be present at the 102m2 stand to meet the public
Between March 5 and 7, the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP) will take part in the 28th edition of Intermodal South America, the largest logistics fair in the Americas. This year, the Terminal will be present at stand E124, which has 102m2, and will be joined by 30 representatives from its commercial, operational, institutional, customer service, purchasing and logistics sectors, among others, to meet visitors.
Among the main highlights brought to the fair by the Terminal are the inauguration of maritime lines, the expansion of the reefer yard, as well as other investments in productivity and new services. “TCP is presenting all the improvements carried out over the last year, which have generated several productivity records, as well as the investments that will soon be available to our customers and partners,” says Giovanni Guidolim, commercial, logistics and customer service manager.
In 2023, the terminal invested R$370 million in infrastructure, equipment and new services. The result can be seen in TCP’s annual balance sheet, which achieved ten new productivity records, with an emphasis on annual container handling, surpassing the mark of 1.25 million TEUs (20-foot-long containers).
Largest reefer yard in South America
The expansion of the yard’s number of outlets for reefer containers, from 3,624 to 5,268, is one of the advantages offered to exporters of frozen meat, the main commodity handled by the terminal. “Scheduled for completion this February, the 45% increase in our reefer area positions TCP as the largest refrigerated container yard in South America,” Guidolim points out.
Considered the largest chicken meat export corridor in the world, in 2023 the terminal registered its most recent record for handling refrigerated containers, reaching 235,898 TEUs exported, 19% more than in 2022.
More than 20 weekly maritime services
In the first two months of 2024, the terminal added four new maritime lines to its portfolio, two of which are long-haul. The first establishes a connection between the east coast of South America and the Gulf of the United States, while the second is destined for Casablanca in Morocco. In addition, two more cabotage lines have been added, extending coverage along the Brazilian coast.
“TCP arrives at this year’s Intermodal fair with 22 weekly services available. We remain committed to connecting our customers to opportunities to establish new business around the world,” says Carolina Brown, commercial manager for shipowners.
In January, TCP was the first Brazilian terminal to receive a 366-meter-long container ship, the MSC Natasha XIII, which has the capacity to carry 139,700 tons and 14,432 TEUs. “One of the pillars of our strategy is to act as a port hub for shipowners, centralizing their operations safely and efficiently in our terminal,” explains Carolina.
New container handling equipment
Another result of the investments made in 2023 was the acquisition of 11 new state-of-the-art transshipment cranes (RTGs) and 10 Terminal Tractors (TTs), which will add to the terminal’s fleet of machines, boosting the speed and capacity of cargo handling. TCP currently has 40 RTGs and 62 TTs. The arrival of seven TTs is also planned for 2024.
Investment in decarbonization
Aiming for more sustainable operations with less environmental impact, TCP is investing in the purchase of electric vehicles. Last year, the Terminal acquired its first electric bus, a BYD vehicle that transports employees around the Terminal’s 480,000 square meter yard.
The electrification of part of its RTGs is also underway and, in 2023, the terminal completed the conversion of two of its transtainers, which operate exclusively in container handling on the railroad line that arrives at TCP, the only terminal in southern Brazil with a direct connection from the railroad to the bonded area.
Destruction of uncertified wooden supports and packaging
To make life easier for freight forwarders and importers, in 2024 TCP started destroying condemned wood supports and packaging that do not have the seal of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). This procedure drastically reduces the time it takes to release detained cargo, which could take weeks to months.
About the fair
The 28th edition of Intermodal South America will feature more than 500 exhibiting brands from 15 countries, gathered in a space of 40,000 square meters. The organization expects more than 43,000 professionals to attend the three-day event.
TCP at Intermodal South America
March 5-7, 2024
Venue: São Paulo Expo.
Address: Rodovia dos Imigrantes, 1.5 km – Vila Água Funda, São Paulo (SP).