The cherry season in Chile continues to leave historical export records in the port of Valparaíso, this time with the largest shipment of refrigerated containers that has been made in Terminal Pacífico Sur -TPS-. In its last visit to the place, the Hapag-Lloyd Itajai Express ship totaled 1,991 reefer units, surpassing the last record that had been registered in this port at the beginning of the year when 1,563 containers of the same characteristics were shipped.
It is a recently built ship, 335 meters in length, capacity for 13,000 TEUs and more than 2,200 connections for refrigerated cargo, belonging to the AN1/ALX1/INCA service. After embarking this cargo, the ship heads non-stop to Asia, carrying more than 30,000 tons of cherries for the celebration of the lunar year.
Raúl Guzmán, commercial manager of TPS, commented that “it is always a great challenge to serve ships of these characteristics where coordinated work between all the actors in the Chilean logistics chain is essential to achieve this type of record. We are happy that exporters choose our terminal for these operations, as we seek to be a constant support fulfilling our role in the fruit and vegetable industry.”
Franco Gandolfo, general manager of the Valparaíso Port Company, said: “This milestone of having transferred one of the largest shipments of fruit in containers from Valparaíso, reinforces the image that Puerto Valparaíso has; which continues to be the main fresh fruit shipment port in the country. All the people in the port and logistics system work in a harmonious, coordinated and efficient manner to continue being a fundamental piece in the export of fruit nationwide, an efficient, safe and agile port that the shipping market prefers.”
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