The movement is the sum of the first 11 months of the year and was driven mainly by investments in infrastructure and export of refrigerated cargo. The expectation is to close the year with a growth of 11.7%.
For the first time in its history, TCP – the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal – surpassed the mark of 1 million TEUs (unit of measure equivalent to 20 feet) handled in one year. The historic mark is the sum of the movement between January and November and was driven mainly by investments made in infrastructure and the export of refrigerated cargo, which makes the Terminal the largest exit door for frozen meats in Brazil.
Of the total cargo handled in the first 11 months of the year, 57.52% corresponded to exports, especially meat and frozen foods, and 42.48% to imports, especially consumer goods and electrical and electronic goods. During the period, the railroad moved 115,310 TEUS.
The company expects to close the year 2021 with approximately 1.09 million TEUS handled, which will represent a growth of 11.75% in relation to the year 2020.
“Despite the global container crisis that has affected all major ports in the world, TCP is increasing its handling capacity, investing in people and equipment. We have also made more maritime routes possible in Paranaguá, offering competitive options for importers and exporters,” explains Thomas Lima, Commercial and Institutional Director of the Terminal. Recently, the Terminal announced a new service to Asia in partnership with the Korean shipowner Hyundai.
The executive also highlights TCP’s expertise in logistics operations, offering innovative solutions for importers and exporters, such as bonded warehouses and railroads – a leader in the country, with direct connection in a bonded area. “An example of this is the shipment of products directly into the ship’s holds, an alternative that has been offered to segments such as the timber sector. With this option, we now have almost regular shipments in holds”, he highlights.
In the year-on-year comparison, the capital goods segment was the one that grew the most. The growth was 94% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. In imports, the logistics operators, trading and NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) maritime carriers stand out, with 44% growth.
“The 1 million TEUs mark is the result of serious work, done by a team committed to results and deliveries, and is also a reflection of the Terminal’s good relationship with the Port Maritime Authorities. It is an achievement dedicated to the Paranaguá community that believes in and supports our work,” he concludes.