Santos Brasil to triple handling volume for PIL on Asia route
Santos Brasil, a reference in the country in container operations, extended its contract with PIL - Pacific International Lines. As a result, the volume handled at Tecon Santos for the shipping company on the Asia route will triple from 40,000 TEU/year to 120,000 TEU/year (one TEU is the equivalent of a 20-foot container).
In January, Santos Brasil was awarded the contract for a new PIL service to Asia that includes a shipping line stopping every two weeks at Tecon Santos. Now, with the extension of the contract, the shipping company will have eight stops per month at the terminal.
The extension of this contract after three months¿ operation reflects the market¿s receptiveness to the new service, and demonstrates the efficiency shown at Tecon Santos. It also reflects a resumption of the economy. ¿This growth demonstrates the client¿s awareness of our differentials, and that we can add value by giving more competitiveness to its operation¿, says Santos Brasil Commercial Director Marcos Tourinho.
The first ship of the new service will call at Tecon Santos on Saturday the 12th. It is the Kota Lahir, with a 4,500 TEU capacity, coming from Buenos Aires and going to Asia. The vessel is scheduled to load 1,276 TEU at the Santos Brasil terminal.
Tecon Santos is under Santos Brasil administration since 1997 and has a 2-million TEU annual handling capacity, a 596-thousand square meter total area and a 980-meter length quay. The terminal will receive R$ 1.27 billion in investments in coming years for increasing its handling capacity to 2.4 million TEU and maintaining the quality of the operation, which is now a reference in the country.