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ICTSI Argentina terminal welcomes new Paraguay and Brazil service

Photo: ICTSI - Tecplata New service links TecPlata to Paraguay Brazil_2-1.jpg
TecPlata, International Container Terminal Services Inc’s (ICTSI) Argentinian subsidiary, recently welcomed a new service that links ports in Paraguay to the Port of La Plata, and from there, to the main ports in Brazil.

The service, which made its first stopover in TecPlata early March, is jointly operated by Independencia Shipping Lines (ISL) and Log-In Logistica Intermodal utilizing existing scheduled maritime services that currently operate in the region.

 The ISL-owned ship Independiente arrived from the Asunción Port in Paraguay, carrying cargo for transhipment to Brazil via the Log-In vessel Jacaranda, which left TecPlata on the same day.  This particular logistics link offers customers an unbeatable transit time in addition to very competitive costs, while establishing TecPlata’s important role as a logistics hub for Argentina and the Mercosur region.

“Thanks to this connection, TecPlata assumes a more relevant role in the logistics of the region.  The operational efficiency of our terminal allows the barges to operate without delays that they usually suffer in other ports, generating significant advantages for customers,” explained Bruno Porchietto, TecPlata CEO.

ISL, a river cargo transport company that links the ports of Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay, operates the Asuncion – La Plata – Asuncion section of the service using three of its own vessels, which have a combined capacity of 510 teu.

Brazilian cabotage navigation company Log-in Logistica, on the other hand, covers the Brazil – La Plata – Brazil section, and has been making fortnightly calls at TecPlata since April 2019.

Through the service, TecPlata aims to capture a significant volume of trade bound for Paraguay which, in many cases, are moved by land.

The $450m-TecPlata container terminal had an initial capacity of 450,000 teu and capable of being extended of up to 1m teu in its second phase.



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