Representatives from various areas of the company promote discussion and present the latest developments at the terminal

Last Tuesday (31), TCP, the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal, held a seminar for 35 companies in the customs brokerage segment, promoting discussion about port logistics solutions for the city of Paranaguá and opportunities in the sector. The event presented TCP’s improvements and projects to the participants and explained some of the processes that may raise questions for customs brokers.

Forwarders are the representatives of a significant part of the clients who operate exports and imports at TCP, so it is essential to promote moments like this for dialog and integration. Other similar events were held by TCP in 2019 and also in the second half of 2022.

For the commercial manager for shipowners, Carolina Brown, holding the seminar is fundamental to improving relations with customs brokers, who play an extremely important role in facilitating customs processes, acting as intermediaries between companies or individuals. “It’s at these meetings that we have the opportunity to strengthen ties with customs brokers and create a space for discussing improvements related to the port logistics process. These seminars are very enriching for TCP and the community,” says Carolina.

The agenda included several TCP leaders from the following areas: Customer Service Center, Commercial, Logistics Operations, Billing and IT who, among other topics, presented some of the terminal’s new features, such as the improvement in truck flow and greater efficiency in container transit. In addition, investments such as the acquisition of 11 new RTGs, 17 Terminal Tractors, the expansion of the reefer park and the construction of a new power substation to support the terminal’s energy expansion were also highlighted.

Improvements at TCP

In 2023, TCP made an investment package of R$370 million, which included improvements such as the acquisition of 11 new RTGs, 17 Terminal Tractors and the expansion of the reefer park.

In August, the Terminal signed the purchase of 17 Terminal Tractors (TTs). The equipment, used to transport containers between ship, yard, warehouse and railroad, is due to arrive in November and will increase the terminal’s fleet by 33%.

Also arriving in November are the 11 new RTGs acquired by TCP. The 11 cranes have a lifting height of 21.2 meters, allowing for a stacking capacity of 6+1 and a lifting capacity of 41 tons.

The terminal also expanded its reefer yard by 43%, from 3,572 to 5,126 available, making it the largest reefer area in South America. It also built its own power substation to support the energy expansion of the terminal, which is considered the largest frozen chicken export corridor in the world.

Isabelle Veloso Sousa