Argentina's TecPlata Port to start receiving Far East imports
With the first shipment from China through a new service provided by Evergreen, TecPlata port terminal, located in the Greater Buenos Aires region, has started receiving imports from the Far East.
The import, consisting of car parts from Ningbo, China, was carried out by Di Gilio Hnos de Ensenada.
The first exports to China from the terminal were loaded on the same ship and operation, containing refrigerated containers from Frigorífico Gorina, the leading meat export company in Argentina.
The reefer cargo is partially bound for the port of Shanghai, and the rest is bound for the port of Xingang.
According to terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), TecPlata rates this connectivity as one of the best port alternatives for Argentina's foreign trade, along with operational advantages and lower terminal costs.
Recently, the facility added new facilities to import cargo from Brazil, which was subsequently transported to the La Plata Free Trade Zone, 5 km from the terminal.
In order to minimize Argentine logistics costs, TecPlata is trying to establish and encourage a logistics center in the region, adding synergies with the La Plata Free Trade Zone.
Faced with the economic difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina, the operator agreed months ago to extend the duration of free storage of cargo from seven to nine consecutive days and to update its public tariff, thus reducing the cost of exports.
Maritime Business World