TecPlata, International Container Terminal Services Inc’s (ICTSI) Argentine subsidiary is launching a new feeder service to connect the Port of Santa Fe to Brazil and Asia via TecPlata.

Bruno Porchietto, TecPlata Chief Executive Officer, and Carlos Arese, Santa Fe Port Administrative Entity President, have signed an agreement establishing the service that would make a minimum of two calls per month using 500-teu- barges operated by Newport Management.    

“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,” said Porchietto.  

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 Brazil. Cargo destined for Asia will then be transhipped from the Port of Santos in São Paulo through the service operated by Evergreen.   

The service will bring benefits and advantages for all operators involved and would also offer reduced costs to exporting companies and logistics operators in the region by taking advantage of the efficiencies and the favorable tariff of TecPlata. 

Built with an investment of $450m, TecPlata is Argentina’s most modern container terminal with an initial capacity of 450,000 teu and capable of being extended of up to 1m teu in the second phase.

Source: Seatrade Maritime