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Brazil's Porto Itapoa tops million TEU mark for first time

Author:   Posttime:2024-02-20

BRAZIL's Porto Itapoa achieved an important milestone in 2023 handling one million TEU in a single year for the first time, reports Athens' container-news.

The terminal is projected to emd 2024 with close to 1.2 million TEU solidifying its position as the fourth-largest container port in Brazil.

With this result, the year-on-year growth in terminal operations is expected to be around 20 per cent.

In the previous year, the Brazilian port has heavily invested in its infrastructure, as well as technology and innovation.

The port has received new equipment with a new 50-metre-high gantry crane and five new remotely controlled hybrid RTGs (rubber-tyre gantries) arriving at the terminal following another five of such equipment that had arrived in May 2023.

Porto Itapoa became the first terminal in South America to operate this type of RTG, investing more than US$40 million in this equipment in 2023.

Additionally, the new warehouse of 8,000 square metres and 150,000 square metres yard space.

The terminal will operate one of the largest container yards in the country, covering 455,000 square metres, providing the capacity to handle up to two million TEU per year.

Said port president Cassio Schreiner: "We have been growing year after year, consistently ranking among the largest container terminals in Brazil since the beginning of Porto Itapoa's operations. Our planning is developed to achieve three objectives: generate social, environmental, and economic value."


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