Improvements in the port of Salaverry

Peru: Agricultural exporters will save 500 dollars per container

Agricultural exporters will save US $500 per container once the improvements to the multipurpose port of Salaverry are ready, said the CEO of the Salaverry Transporter Consortium (Consorcio Transportadora Salaverry), Diego Cassinelli.

In May of this year, the contract for the modernization of infrastructure and the development of the Salaverry Port Terminal, located in the La Libertad region, was awarded for US $229 million.

The dredging work in the port to bring the depth to 12.5 meters is scheduled to begin in December; as well as the implementation of a Shore Tension system, which will reduce the port closing time from 90 to 30 days.

"With these improvements, the port will be ready for the recapitalization of container shipping lines and it will be the natural exit gate for the agroindustrial cargo of the region. In fact, we have already held conversations with three lines that would be interested in joining Salaverry. This will involve savings of US $500 per container for agricultural exporters," said Cassinelli.

The company winner of the concession will sign a contract with the State on August 20 and plans to start operations on September 20.

This was stated by Cassinelli in the framework of the third extraordinary meeting of the Regional Export Executive Committee of the region of La Libertad. In this event, the Salaverry Transporter Consortium gave answer to the concerns of port users, Sunat officials, representatives of agricultural exporters, and other people participating in the event.

"We the concessionaire must make the infrastructure improvements so that the port is attractive for the arrival of shipping lines to collect agroindustrial cargo and agricultural exporters must ensure a critical mass of exports for this to be sustainable over time," said Cassinelli.

The president of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of La Libertad, Hermes Escalante, expressed his commitment, and that of its members, to the promotion of investment in the region. 

"We are all pro investment. This union is dedicated to promoting investments that promote the region's development," said Escalante.


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