Date: October 27
The improvement of port terminals is vital to guarantee the growth of foreign trade, which as of August this year reached USD 79 billion.
The Supervisory Agency for Investment in Transportation Infrastructure for Public Use (Ositran) reported that around 30.5 million tons of cargo were moved through concession ports nationwide between January and July 2022. These figures allow strengthening the exports, since 80% of the merchandise is transported by sea. In this sense, the improvement of port terminals is vital to guarantee the growth of foreign trade, which as of August this year reached USD 79 billion.
The Port of Callao concentrated the largest movement of total cargo through its three terminals: Terminal Norte Multipropósito, managed by APM Terminals Callao S. A. (10.9 million tons -MT-), the New Container Terminal-Zona Sur, operated by DP World Callao S. R. L. (8.9 million MT) and the Mineral Concentrate Shipping Terminal, managed by Transportadora Callao S. A. (1.8 million MT).
For its part, the Port Terminal of Matarani (Arequipa) moved 3.5 million MT; the Salaverry Multipurpose Port Terminal (La Libertad), 2 million MT; the Port Terminal of Paita (Piura), 1.7 million MT; while the General Port Terminal San Martín-Pisco (Ica), 1.7 million MT.
Meanwhile, container traffic in concessioned port infrastructure reached almost 1.5 million TEUs between January and July of this year. The largest movement of containers corresponded to the New Container Terminal-Zona Sur (804,000 TEUs), followed by the Multipurpose North Terminal (523,000 TEUs), the Paita Port Terminal (163,000 TEUs), the General San Martín-Pisco Port Terminal (4,400 TEUs), the Matarani Port Terminal (3,500 TEUs) and the New Yurimaguas-Nueva Reforma Port Terminal (524 TEUs).
Likewise, in the analyzed period, the maritime traffic of ships in the ports under the scope of the Ositrán reached a total of 2,277 units, 19 ships less than the same period in 2021. The Multipurpose North Terminal of the port of Callao stood out with 841 ships.
Source: LOGISTICS 360