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Wilson Sons up capacity of Tecon Santa Clara river terminal

Photo: Wilson Sons Barge at Tecon Santa Clara
Brazil’s leading towage company Wilson Sons has increased the operational capacity of Tecon Santa Clara, the company’s river terminal, by 33%.

The river terminal operates in an integrated manner with Tecon Rio Grande maritime terminal and expansion took place in June, after the exchange of the barge Trevo Roxo, with a capacity of 120 teu, for the barge Guaíba, 160 teu. A 33% increase in the capacity of the river terminal generates more commercial opportunities in Rio Grande do Sul and helps to reduce greenhouse gases.

Wilson Sons’ almost six-year operation at Tecon Santa Clara reached the mark of 220,000 teus transported on the waterway in 2022. The high traffic at the Wilson Sons River terminal earned the company the Portos+Brasil 2021 Award, an initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure that recognises the best practices adopted by organised ports in the country.

Tecon Santa Clara started operations in October 2016, when the partnership between Wilson Sons and Braskem reactivated Pier IV of the terminal and resumed cargo transport along the Jacuí River between Triunfo and the Port of Rio Grande. Two years later, Wilson Sons expanded its capacity by providing one more barge, offering four weekly trips. In total, there are more than 130 customers served.

Among the services the terminal provides is the possibility of stuffing and unloading products in containers. 

“The higher volume of operations at Tecon Santa Clara demonstrates its relevance for the economic development of Rio Grande do Sul and its participation in the international market. Over these five years, we have been expanding our operations and logistics partnership with major companies pursuing distinguished transport options through waterways, which shortens distances, adds safety to the goods and is less polluting,” said the CEO of Tecon Rio Grande, Paulo Bertinetti.