TecPlata, a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) Argentina, has signed agreements with two big petrochem companies to handle their cargo and service their import/export needs.
State-owned energy firm Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF) has started to export lubricant products to the city of Santos in Brazil and import raw materials from Pecem while its chemical division has started to ship ISO tanks to Brazil from TecPlata.
The Argentine subsidiary of Dow Chemicals will export polyethylene (PE) from the facility to the Port of Itajaí in Santa Catarina, southern Brazil.
Log-In, among the shipping clients calling at TecPlata, will facilitate the transport of these materials through its regular calls to Brazil.
Both Dow and YPF operate several facilities in greater Buenos Aires, which hosts a bustling petrochemical industry.
Bruno Porchietto, TecPlata’s chief executive officer, said: “These agreements are very important for us, and fill us with optimism towards our goal of bringing the terminal to the highest level of capacity.
“The fact that these two companies, YPF and Dow Chemical, transport part of their cargo through our terminal is an encouraging sign that we are on the right track.”
Due to its easy access sea to sea lanes, TecPlata is Argentina’s first port of call and offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, equipment and computer systems.