International Container Terminal Services, Inc’s (ICTSI) Argentine subsidiary TecPlata is collaborating with the Sta. Fe Port Administrative Entity to connect the Port of Santa Fe and Asian exporters via a new feeder service.
With this service, export cargo from the Container and General Cargo Terminal at the Port of Santa Fe will be transported by barge to TecPlata from where it will connect to Log-in existing regional shipping network to Brasil.
Cargo destined for Asia will then be transshipped from the Port of Santos in São Paulo through the service operated by Evergreen.
ICTSI said the collaboration will translate to benefits and advantages for stakeholders and operators involved – shipping companies, carriers, importers, exporters, and other foreign trade agents.
The service would also offer reduced costs to exporting companies and logistics operators in the region by taking advantage of the efficiencies and the favourable tariff of TecPlata.
Bruno Porchietto, TecPlata CEO, said, “We are very eager for this project to begin.
“The opportunity to reactivate the Port of Santa Fe, and that we are part of it, is very important because we are going to start this new logistics circuit that will connect the export cargo of the province with Brazil through a transfer in TecPlata.”