Port of Santos Breaks Productivity Record

 18 Feb 2016    Going Places, Ports

Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP), which is a joint-venture between APM Terminals (APMT) and Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), has begun the New Year with the establishment of two new productivity records, including the 206 moves per hour (MPH) which was set while handling 1,980 containers from the 6328 TEU capacity MSC Geneva, which represents 44 crane moves per hour (MPH) and surpasses the previous record of 35 crane MPH set in January, 2016. 

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Antonio Passaro, CEO at BTP, said: “Consistency in excellence is our priority, including safety performance, operations, and customer service.

João Mendes, COO at BTP, said: “Agility in delivering services, along with a streamlining of bureaucracy, are crucial factors for the recovery of national economic growth and to ensure Brazilian competitiveness globally.

“We at BTP have been seeking to innovate; along internal initiatives, we will combine our efforts to achieve Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certification, which will reflect BTP’s higher level of reliability and agility in cargo handling.”

AEO is an internationally recognized quality mark granted by the Custom Union.

The certificate indicates that the company’s role in the international supply chain is secure and its customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.

Mr Mendes continued: “Our vision is to achieve international standards of port operations, in order to elevate the Port of Santos to a global standard in productivity.”

BTP handled 1.14 million TEU in 2015, growing its volume by 35% over 2014, with the Port of Santos handling over 3.7 million TEU in 2015.

Joao Mendes, COO at BTP said: “Agility in delivering services, along with a streamlining of bureaucracy, are crucial factors for the recovery of national economic growth and to ensure Brazilian competitiveness globally. 

“We at BTP have been seeking to innovate; along internal initiatives, we will combine our efforts to achieve Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certification, which will reflect BTP’s higher level of reliability and agility in cargo handling.

Mr Mendes concludes: “Our vision is to achieve international standards of port operations, in order to elevate the Port of Santos to a global standard in productivity.”

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Fact File: BTP began operations in November, 2013, and handled 1.14 million TEU in 2015, growing its volume by 35% over 2014 levels in its first full-year of operation to become the largest container terminal at the Port of Santos. Santos is South America’s busiest container port, with over 3.7 million TEU handled in 2015. Brazilian ports handled a combined total of 9.1 million TEU in 2015, which represents approximately 29% of Brazilian trade.