Santos Brasil becomes market leader in South Amer
According to Drewry Independent Maritime,
aLondon-based port sector consulting and publishung firm,
Santos Brasil had the largest container-handling market share in
South America in 2010 after being ranked second in 2009.
The Company's terminals (Tecon Santos - São Paulo,
Tecon Imbituba -Santa Catarina and Tecon Vila do Conde -
Pará) handled 1,412,944 TEUs, representing 7.7% of the South
American total. The survey also showed that revenue from container
handling in South America was 15% higher in 2010 than in 2009.
Santos Brasil expects to reach 1,600,000 TEUs in 2011, growth of
16.1%. The Company has invested in technological upgrades and staff
training in order to meet this demand with operational efficiency.
Investments totaled R$101.7 million year-to-date and are expected
to reach R$187.1 million by year-end. Productivity indicators also
reflect these operational improvements - in August 2011, Tecon
Santos achieved its highest ever figure of 80.38 MPH (container
movements per hour , almost 40% more than the 58.05 MPH
recorded in January of the same year.
About Santos Brasil
Santos Brasil is a benchmark for container and logistics
operations. Founded 14 years ago to operate Tecon Santos (SP), the
Company has already invested R$2.8 billion (adjusted to present
value) in acquisitions, expansions, new equipment, management and
personnel. Anticipating the upturn in international trade,
Santos Brasil has made a substantial contribution to increasing the
country's port logistics capacity. Tecon Santos´s productivity is
the highest in the country: 80.38 MPH (container movements per
hour) on average. The Company also operates two other container
terminals (Vila do Conde, in Pará, and Imbituba, in Santa Catarina)
and a vehicle terminal (TEV) in the Port of Santos. It also owns a
logistics and general cargo firm, Santos Brasil Logística, which
operates in an integrated manner with the terminals, enabling
customer service at every step of the logistics chain, from the
port through to transportation and distribution. Listed on the
Bovespa's level 2 corporate governance trading segment, Santos
Brasil adopts a continuous and sustainable growth model, which
combines a high-level financial and operating performance with
environmental preservation and social responsibility.
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