TecPlata port terminal has begun receiving imports from the Far East with the first shipment from China through a new Far East service provided by Evergreen Marine Corporation.
The import was carried by the company Di Gilio Hnos de Ensenada which comprised auto parts from Ningbo, China.
On hand to observe the launch of the new service were Axel Kicillof, Governor of Buenos Aires Province; Augusto Costa, Minister of Production and Technological Innovation; Mario Secco, Mayor of Ensenada; and Fabián Cagliardi, Mayor of Berisso.
In turn, on the same ship and on the same service, TecPlata’s first export for China were loaded. The exports were refrigerated containers from Frigorífico Gorina, a leading company in the export of meat in Argentina from La Plata. Part of the reefer cargo is destined for the port of Shanghai, and the rest goes to the port of Xingang.
The new Evergreen service broadens the range of options for cargo traffic from / to the Far East which, in addition to operational advantages and lower terminal costs, positions TecPlata as one of the best port alternatives for Argentine foreign trade.
TecPlata continues to strengthen this position by adding new services. Recently, the terminal received import cargo from Brazil that was later transported to the La Plata Free Trade Zone, located just 5 km from the terminal. Because of this, TecPlata seeks to develop and promote a logistics hub in the region, adding synergies with the La Plata Free Trade Zone, with the aim of reducing costs of Argentine logistics.
Within the framework of the economic challenge that Argentina is going through as a result of the global pandemic, TecPlata had already decided months ago to extend the term of free storage of cargo from 7 to 9 consecutive days and had updated its public tariff, reducing costs for exports. These measures were adopted to collaborate with Argentine importers and exporters, exemplifying TecPlata’s commitment to its clients of providing efficient, flexible, transparent and competitive solutions.
Tecplata receives first imports from the Far East
About TecPlata S.A.
In October 2008, TecPlata S.A. was granted a 30-year concession to build and operate an all-purpose port terminal in the greater Buenos Aires area in Argentina by the Consorcio de Gestion del Puerto La Plata. Built with an investment of US$450 million, TecPlata is Argentina’s most modern container terminal with an initial capacity of 450,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) capacity, and capable of being extended of up to 1 million TEUs in the second phase. (www.tecplata.com)
About International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is in the business of port operations, management and development. ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects spans developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. ICTSI has received global acclaim for its public-private partnerships with governments divesting of their port assets to the private sector. (www.ictsi.com)