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October 18, 2017updated 01 Nov 2017 10:49am

Brazi’s Tecon Salvador upgrades terminal operating solution

Brazil-based container terminal Tecon Salvador has replaced its existing terminal operating solution (TOS) with Navis' N4 terminal system with the aim of increasing efficiency at the facility.

Brazil-based container terminal Tecon Salvador has replaced its existing terminal operating solution (TOS) with Navis’ N4 terminal system with the aim of increasing efficiency at the facility.

The upgrade is also expected to enable Tecon Salvador to handle larger vessels and container volumes.

The modification was carried out as part of an agreement with Cargotec company Navis and is in line with Tecon Salvador’s multi-year infrastructure investment scheme.

Tecon Salvador is based in the Brazilian state of Bahia and currently handles 310,000 twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo annually and around 60 moves per hour.

The terminal is well connected to the BR-324 highway, which offers traffic-free access for trucks entering the terminal and accelerates the overall cargo release time.

“Our goal is to offer the best possible service to our customers and the N4 terminal system was the only choice to help us achieve new levels of efficiency.”

Tecon Salvador terminal managing director Demir Lourenço said: “Our goal is to offer the best possible service to our customers and the N4 terminal system was the only choice to help us achieve new levels of efficiency and productivity.

“N4 came highly recommended due to its success at some of the world’s leading container terminals.

“We are confident that its application here at Tecon Salvador will help solidify our position as one of the most modern facilities in Brazil.”

Tecon Salvador is currently operating the container terminal in Bahiaon under lease for a contract period of 25 years, which could potentially be renewed for another 25 years upon completion.

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