Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos Paita (TPE Paita) in Peru has implemented Navis N4 terminal operating system as part of a three-stage expansion plan.
Investments are also being made in a new container terminal to encourage foreign trade in the region and position TPE Paita as the prime port for the country.
With an annual TEU of 215,000 and 30 quay crane moves per hour, TPE Paita customers coming through the port have experienced better transit times for cargo due to N4 creating better yard availability and reducing congestion.
Chuck Schneider, Vice President and General Manager, Americas, Navis, said: “Peru’s agriculture sector is rapidly expanding and will nearly double in volume in the next few years, so it is critical that local terminals like TPE Paita that specialize in fresh cargo handling are able to cope with the anticipated upsurge in produce trade.
“As volume increases, the ability to reduce logistics costs and assure product quality will provide a competitive advantage for terminal operators and TPE Paita’s recent investments in modernizing its infrastructure and equipment make it an attractive option for shipping lines coming to the region.
“The investment in N4 will not only ensure time savings and cost-efficient cargo movements but will improve quality processes to supply better produce, making TPE Paita a competitive point in the Atlantic-Pacific intermodal connection.”