TecPlata, International Container Terminal Services’ (ICTSI) Argentine subsidiary operating at the Port of La Plata is teaming up with Santa Fe Port Administrative Entity for a new feeder service to connect the Port of Santa Fe to Brazil and Asia via TecPlata, according to media reports.
Bruno Porchietto, TecPlata chief executive officer, and Carlos Arese, Santa Fe Port Administrative Entity president have signed an agreement together mentioning that the service would make a minimum of two calls per month using 500-TEU barges operated by Newport Management.
Porchietto told the media, “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.”
The 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 Brazil. The cargo meant for Asia will then be transshipped from the Port of Santos in São Paulo operated by Evergreen.
With this latest deal, both the companies hope that this collaboration will prove beneficial for stakeholders and operators involved like shipping companies, carriers, importers, exporters, and other foreign trade agents. It is also expected that this service would offer reduced costs because of TecPlata’s favourable tariff and efficiency model.