The board of one of the largest car manufacturers in Paraná got to know TCP’s logistics projects and strategies.
On Thursday (23), Renault’s board of directors visited the Paranaguá’s Container Terminal (TCP) and got to know the company’s operational structure. With more than 20 years of operations in Brazil, the French car manufacturer is one of the largest in the state of Paraná. At the Ayrton Senna Complex, in São José dos Pinhais (PR), Renault has produced more than 3 million vehicles and almost 4 million engines.
The main products imported by the company are parts, raw materials, electronic chips, injection systems and components for car assembly. For exports, assembly and spare parts for exported vehicles are handled, as well as cars ready for export.
The visit was attended by Renault’s supply chain director, Francis Lanza; managers Eduardo Kubo and Emerson Ribas; and the institutional relations coordinator, Carlos de Paula. The team was welcomed by TCP’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jan Zhang; commercial and customer service manager, Giovanni Guidolim; and commercial coordinator, Eduardo Bernardi.
The group received detailed information about TCP’s investments that will be carried out with a focus on the growth of increased productivity and greater range of services to customers. According to TCP’s CCO, “the proximity between the Ayrton Senna Complex and Paranaguá Port is only one of the advantages of this partnership. Currently, TCP is the largest Brazilian concentrator of long-haul lines: in total, there are 17 regular weekly calls, making it the Brazilian terminal with the highest concentration of maritime lines”.
In Paranaguá, the terminal is also making major efforts to expand its structure, strengthen its teams, and acquire state-of-the-art equipment. Among them are the acquisition of 11 RTG-type cranes (rubber tyred gantry), expansion of the gate (entrance for trucks) and an exclusive mobile app for scheduling the entrance of truck drivers to the terminal.
“The results of these investments can be demonstrated in numbers: in 2022 we reached a record of 202 movements per hour in a single vessel. We also received the largest vessel in TCP’s history, the APL Yangshan, from the French shipowner CMA CGM. With 347m from end to end and 45m wide, the megaship was a milestone for the company,” explains Zhang.