TecPlata has begun handling import shipments bound for Buenos Aires La Plata Free Zone (BAZFLP), a promising development for the terminal.
The first shipment from Brazil was unloaded at TecPlata in August 2020 and included a seismograph bound for the Vaca Muerta unconventional oil and gas field in Argentina’s Neuquen Province. The equipment will be used by Wellfield Industry Ltda.
From TecPlata, the containers were received by the Productive Zone user, one of the first companies established in BAZFLP. Tecplata is 5km away from the Free Zone.
Around 90% of free zone trade in Argentina passes through BAZFLP, which has 100 direct and 3,400 indirect users. It sits strategically in the town of Ensenada, which is 60km away from Buenos Aires, and is highly accessible via land and river–through site 23 of Puerto La Plata.
In July last 2019, TecPlata signed a cargo-handling agreement with petrochemical companies YPF and an Argentine subisidiary of Dow. This was followed by the partnership with Evergreen to launch a new service to Asia and the Far East early this year. In June, TecPlata received its first reefer container for the export of garlic to Brazil.
With an annual capacity of 450,000 TEUs, TecPlata–the most modern container terminal in Argentina–continues to consolidate its position as an alternative to the Port of Buenos Aires.