San Antonio Terminal International (STI) has achieved a throughput of 1 million TEU in 2022 for the eleventh year in a row.
The COSCO-operated motor ferry, OOCL Ho Chi Minh City, which arrived this morning from Callao and landed at the port’s site 2, set the record among the 1,800 movements.
“Reaching this milestone again demonstrates STI’s leadership as the country’s leading port terminal and one of most important in the region… All very good news for San Antonio and for the country, as we are strengthening the capacities of greater central Chile,” commented STI CEO, Rodrigo Galleguillos.
This is the third ship in the “Cherry Express” fleet that transports cherries and other produce.
This Thursday, it will continue sailing for the Asian port of Nansha.
Due to the slower economy this year, the CEO noted that the 2022 record was set one month later than it had been in the previous year (October 21).
“Thanks to joint efforts with our workers, STI has maintained operational continuity and we are all committed to ensuring efficient foreign trade for all users,” he said.
Patricio Fredes, the Head of the Federation of STI Port Workers (Fetraporsati), said: “As workers we are aware of the commitment we have with exporters, importers and all shipping lines.”
The terminal will be modernised, its capacity will be increased, and its environmental performance will be enhanced as part of STI’s ongoing commitment to invest over $57 million.