Six new military trucks of the brand Tatra 8×8 with imported IRB ports landed this week by the Port of Paranaguá. The vehicles, part of an order from the Army, were unloaded at TCP – Paranaguá Container Terminal. Manufactured in the Czech Republic, the vehicles arrived in Paranaguá in Flat Rack containers on the ship Cap San Lorenzo.
“We were very pleased to be chosen by the Brazilian Army as a port for these special operations. Our terminals and operators, such as TCP, in addition to agility, operate this type of project cargo, with great safety and efficiency,” says the CEO of Portos do Paraná, Luiz Fernando Garcia.
The operation, besides the port and TCP, on the part of the Army involves several areas. Specialized personnel from the transportation, logistics, engineering and customs clearance areas accompany the entire procedure.
As informed by the national security institution, the trucks – used to transport and launch mobile bridges – will be destined to two battalions: the 12th Armored Combat Engineering Battalion, from Alegrete, Rio Grande do Sul, and the 5th Armored Combat Engineering Battalion, from Porto União, Santa Catarina.
Besides representatives from the two units that received the vehicles, members of the specialized team from Rio de Janeiro were also in the Paraná terminal to follow the operation.
OPERATION – The unloading operation of the vehicles was performed by TCP, the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal, in the project cargo mode. For having weights, measures and dimensions larger than conventional cargo, the vehicles arrived at the Terminal aboard Flat Rack containers which, unlike regular ones, do not have sides and roof.
“TCP has a team dedicated to the operation of project cargo, with professionals with more than 20 years of experience and who are specialized in logistical solutions designed on a case-by-case basis, to individually meet the demands of importers and exporters. In addition, it has a complete equipment park, which makes the operation happen safely and as quickly as possible,” explains Thomas Lima, Commercial and Institutional Director of the company.
During the one-hour operation, the team from TCP Log, the Terminal’s logistics subsidiary responsible for the operation, the vehicles were removed from the containers using the Terminal’s own Reach Stacker. They were then placed in the Army’s transport trucks to continue their journey to their destinations.