Peru’s Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos Paita (TPE Paita) has implemented Navis’ N4 2.6 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of a three-stage expansion plan.
The facility hopes to combat existing bottlenecks within the terminal by increasing gate productivity, gaining greater visibility into yard operations and faster vessel processing.
TPE won the concession of Paita port in north Peru’s Piura region in 2009 and completed the first stage of an expansion project in 2014. Subsequent phases feature a focus on modernising the port’s systems and equipment.
Chuck Schneider, vice president and general manager of Americas at Navis said: “Peru’s agriculture sector is rapidly expanding and will nearly double in volume in the next few years, so it is critical that local terminals like TPE Paita that specialise in fresh cargo handling are able to cope with the anticipated upsurge in produce trade.
“The investment in N4 will not only ensure time savings and cost efficient cargo movements, but will improve quality processes to supply better produce, making TPE Paita a competitive point in the Atlantic-Pacific intermodal connection,” he added.
TPE has an annual throughput of 215,000 teu and 30 quay crane moves per hour.