Considered the largest logistics trade fair of the Americas, thousands of visitors are expected at the terminal’s 100m² stand.

From February 28 to March 2, the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP), participates in the 27th edition of Intermodal South America. Since 2001, TCP has participated in 16 editions of the event. This year, representatives of the company’s teams of shipowners, purchasing, operations and commercial will participate in the meeting to receive the main agents of international trade.

With a stand of 100m², visitors will be able to learn about the services offered, in addition to the recent milestones of the terminal. One of the records recorded in 2022 was that of productivity: TCP performed 202 movements per hour (MPH) in a single ship. The commercial director, Jan Zhang, explains that “investing in infrastructure and capacity allowed us to break several records and expand the maximum annual handling capacity, which is 2,5 million TEUs (unit equivalent to a 20-foot container).

Among the investments with the greatest impact is the expansion of the reefer area of the terminal. By the end of 2023 the space will have 5.126 RF plugs for containers, maintaining the world leadership in frozen chicken exports. In 2022 frozen meats were the terminal’s export leaders, moving 208.479 TEUs, 8% more than in 2021.

Another volume highlight goes to the railroad, which recently recorded more than double the number of container movements compared to seven years ago. In 2022, 189.014 TEUs were handled compared to 92.307 TEUs in 2016. Among the rail projects that influenced these numbers is the KBT. In partnership with Brado Logística and tailor-made for one of the company’s largest exporters, the modal connects the units in Ortigueira and Telemaco Borba to the port of Paranaguá.

“The railroad brings reliability, cost reductions to all exporters and is a differential of TCP, because it is the only one in the south of the country to connect the modal to the bonded area. The KBT project, in particular, has become a world reference in logistics for its uniqueness and efficiency”, he highlights.

Besides the railroad, another sector of impact in the terminal is the import warehouse, located inside TCP. The space has 12 thousand m² and a position for 9 thousand pallets, bringing flexibility to the client’s logistic chain; allowing the return of empty containers, removal of loose cargo and customs warehouse.

Record scales and increase in draft

TCP is the largest concentrator of maritime lines in the country. With 17 regular weekly calls, the company has a global coverage, serving the main export and import destinations on all continents, which brings more reliability to shipments.

Another advantage of TCP is the increase in draft, approved by Portos do Paraná in 2022. The addition of the main and alternative channels allowed the berthing of larger ships and increased space for shipments.

About the Intermodal Fair

In 2023, Intermodal South America will gather 500 exhibiting brands, with an expected public of 40,000 visitors in a 40 thousand m² area. The exhibitions will be in a hybrid format, combining the physical edition at São Paulo Expo with real time digital actions.  Among the launches is the INTERLOG SUMMIT, which will have two simultaneous programs: the National Logistics Conference and the first edition of the Intermodal South America Congress.

Mayara Locatelli