Portonave S/A – Terminais Portuários de Navegantes recorded two million TEUs handled (TEUs or 20 ft. Equivalent Unit) handled, since the inception of its operations in October 2007. The container that recorded this historic milestone was handled in the ship America CMA CGM owned by marine transportation company CMA CGM, on Tuesday, May 15. Up to date, ship calls received exceeds 2,400. “Within more than four years of operations, we conquered a recognized space in the port sector and we contributed to the development of the entire region. This achievement pertains to everyone”, affirms Portonave’s Chief Administrative Officer, Osmari de Castilho Ribas.
Besides this historic milestone, Portonave recorded an increase of 11.8% in the handling volume between January and April 2012, compared to same previous-year period. In total, 184,196 TEUs were handled at the Port Terminal during the first four-month period of 2012, distributed in 206 ports of call. “These figures reflect the company’s solid business performance and its operational excellence”, affirms Portonave’s Chief Operating Officer, Renê Duarte. Iceport - Terminal Frigorífico de Navegantes S/A handled 73,500 tonnes of frozen goods during the first four-month period of 2012.
New arrangement of services increment options for clients
Three big marine lines that operate at Portonave with destinations to Europe and America were enlarged over the last month.
On May 13, 2012, the ship Conti Harmony owned by bulk carrier Evergreen moored at Portonave for the first time, which now integrates the ANS services, initially composed of ship-owners NYK, Hyundai and Hanjin that provide services to the U.S. east coast. The main products exported by this route are timber and byproducts. Polymers and byproducts refer to imported goods.
The USA2 service initially only composed of MSC, included the entry of the ship-owner ZIM and now is referred to as USA2/SAX. This line is composed of seven ships and ports of call in Cristóbal (Panama), Caucedo (Dominican Republic), Kingston (Jamaica), New Orleans and Houston (United States).
On its turn, services with destination to Europe, called NWC2/EURO BR, besides MSC and CSAV, included the marine transportation company CMA CGM in the joint venture. The first port of call of a ship pertaining to this line was reformulated on May 7, with the ship Hammonia Galícia of ship-owner CSAV. The new configuration is composed of seven ships, three of them owned by CSAV, three of them owned by CMA CGM and one ship owned by MSC. This service covers north of Europe and major ports of call are Las Palmas (Spain), Antwerp (Belgium), Bremerhaven (Germany), Rotterdam (Holland) and Lisbon (Portugal).