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Port modernization has allowed the development of foreign trade in Peru with greater productivity

The concession of the Port of Salaverry is one of the youngest, however, in four years of operation it has managed to increase its transported cargo, going from 2 million to almost 4 million tons per year thanks to the shock of investments in new infrastructure and technology. implemented in this terminal.

Within the framework of TOC America 2022, the Tramarsa Group has highlighted that the modernization of the country's ports has been a determining factor for the development of Peruvian foreign trade because it has allowed the optimization of service times for ships and merchandise.

Currently, this holding company operates an integrated platform of ports and specialized services in the sector. It is in charge of the concession of two of the most important public port terminals in the country: Salaverry in the north and Matarani in the south.

The concession of the Port of Salaverry is one of the youngest, however, in four years of operation it has managed to increase its transported cargo, going from 2 million to almost 4 million tons per year thanks to the shock of investments in new infrastructure and technology. implemented in this terminal which, additionally, has allowed it to improve its productivity by 35%.

For its part, the Port of Matarani is a consolidated operation; It is 23 years old and was, in addition, the first terminal granted a concession by the State, which has allowed the production of the large mining projects in the south of the country to reach international markets. About 70% of the cargo volume of this terminal corresponds to large-scale mining.

“Peru has first-class port infrastructure that has accompanied the development of foreign trade and the country's industries in general,” says Álvaro Galindo Neumann, Corporate General Manager of Grupo Tramarsa.

Investment hand in hand with social development

Galindo Neumann also pointed out that the investments made have gone hand in hand with the development of the communities where they operate; ensuring that modernization projects are sustainable over time because funds are allocated to benefit communities in areas such as health, education, infrastructure and sports.

Source: El Comercio

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