The Brazilian Port Terminal de Conteineres de Paranagua (TCP) has recently received permission to handle larger ocean carriers. Previously restricted sizes were according to the limits allowed to travel through the Panama Canal. The Brazilian port has now been authorised unrestricted access to ‘post-Panamax’ vessels (that is larger than Panamax container ships).
This newly lifted restriction will allow larger container vessels to the South American port than previously, thus increasing loads entering the country and reducing costs. This is of significant benefit to both importers and exporters to and from Brazil.
Since the container terminal was acquired by a private US firm in 2011, productivity in the port has increased. There has been a sharp rise in container moves per hour, from less than 30 in 2010, to almost 80 in November 2012. This is partly due to investment in new handling equipment for the containers. This also has a cost benefit for those importing containers of goods into Brazil, and exporting containers from this terminal.
A planned expansion of the container terminal is due for completion in November 2013.
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