Action seeks to guide drivers to a safer traffic inside and outside the terminal.
On Wednesday (24), TCP, the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal, participated in the Yellow May Movement. The campaign was held in the Vehicle Service, where truck drivers received flyers and cell phone bulletins, with several guidelines on traffic safety. This month, the campaign completed 10 years in Brazil and had as its motto the slogan “In the traffic, choose life”.
The manager of health, work safety and environment, Kayo Zaiats, explains that “more than a thousand trucks pass by the terminal every day, being responsible for the movement and transportation of a large part of TCP’s logistics chain. Our goal is to ensure that all professionals return home safely. Currently, accidents involving trucks are the third leading cause of death in Brazilian traffic, second only to accidents with motorcycles and bicycles, according to data gathered by the National Confederation of Transport.
One of the guidelines passed on is the prohibition for truck drivers to leave the vehicle outside the safe areas for locking and unlocking locks of the terminal. In addition, truck drivers must enter the terminal wearing personal protective equipment, not using cell phones, and respecting the allowed speed limit of 20 km/h.
The action also sought to address safety outside the port. According to the institutional superintendent, Allan Chiang, “TCP guides not only the internal security systems, but also reinforces protection measures on the roads and around the terminal. The company makes several investments to bring more convenience and speed in service to drivers”.
Among the services offered is the TCP GO app, which allows the driver to present a virtual scheduling form to access the gate. The app also informs changes in scheduling dates and notifies truck drivers about the situation at the terminal and on the highways.
Other investments were made in the scheduling system, which underwent improvements; and in the terminal’s infrastructure, with the expansion of gates and an increase in the number of outlets for reefer containers. These measures allowed a new record to be reached in the number of container passes at the gate, increasing the flow of vehicles. In the month, 42.322 containers accessed the terminal, 1.028 more than the previous record reached in August 2019.