TecPlata starts receiving Far East imports

TecPlata starts receiving Far East imports
Reefer exports were loaded for the return leg

TecPlata port terminal, located in the Greater Buenos Aires area, has begun receiving imports from the Far East with the first shipment from China through a new service provided by Evergreen.

The import, which comprised auto parts from Ningbo, China, was carried by the company Di Gilio Hnos de Ensenada.

On the same ship and service, the terminal’s first exports for China were loaded, comprising refrigerated containers from Frigorífico Gorina, a leading company in the export of meat in Argentina.

Part of the reefer cargo is destined for the port of Shanghai, and the rest goes to the port of Xingang.

The new Evergreen service broadens the range of options for cargo traffic to and from the Far East.

According to terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) this connectivity, as well as operational advantages and lower terminal costs, positions TecPlata as one of the best port alternatives for Argentine foreign trade.

The facility has recently added new services with import cargo arriving from Brazil, which was later transported to the La Plata Free Trade Zone, located 5 km from the terminal.

Because of this, TecPlata is trying to develop and promote a logistics hub in the region, adding synergies with the La Plata Free Trade Zone, with the aim of reducing Argentine logistics costs.

With Argentina facing the economic challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the operator decided months ago to extend the term of free storage of cargo from seven to nine consecutive days and updated its public tariff, reducing costs for exports.