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ICTSI starts container operations at TecPlata terminal in Argentina

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International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has inaugurated container operations at TecPlata, in the port of La Plata, 60km from Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. 

TecPlata terminal was already performing bulk operations but recently signed a contract with the shipping line Log In that enabled it to begin container shipments.

The company had not inked previous contracts because there was no provincial infrastructure to the port, connections and roads, which are now in place. 

The investment for this development of the terminal was $440m and the following phases of expansion must be completed before 2028.

Read more: ICTSI records higher volumes and earnings for 2018

The 450,000-teu-terminal is built on 41-hectare area of which 25 hectares of container yard, with a 660-metre-berth, four gantry cranes of 55m range, a capacity of 90 containers per hour, a parking area for 200 trucks and a portal of self-service for operational transactions and payments. 

"The agreement concluded with the shipping company Log In, is the initial link in a series of agreements that allow to increase the level of activity until reaching the maximum operational capacity," said TecPlata ceo Bruno Porchietto.

"We are convinced that the start-up of the terminal will offer the country a logistics option equipped with the highest efficiency, technology and transparency".

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