First shipment of tropical fruits arrives in Valparaiso, Chile

After several years of not having received a shipment of tropical fruits in the Valparaiso Port, the Celina Star ship, of the Med-Americas service of CMA-CGM, had to dock at Terminal 1 of the Port of Valparaiso. As a result, the concessionary entities, Terminal Pacífico Sur (TPS) and Zeal Sociedad Concesionaria (ZSC), had to perform an intense logistics coordination work to efficiently unload and inspect a total of 135 refrigerated containers.

Faced with this new logistical challenge, TPS, EPV, Zeal, and oversight agencies such as the SAG and Customs coordinated a series of joint operations, such as the unloading of the cargo at the TPS, transport the cargo to the extra-port area, Zeal had to enable personnel and special platforms, and the SAG had to efficiently conduct inspection work on the platforms of the SAG, among other things.

Oliver Weinreich, the general manager of TPS, stated: "We are very satisfied with the response we have provided for a type of cargo that had not reached Valparaiso for many years, especially because TPS finds it important to open spaces for importers and exporters to ships that come from other commercial routes." Zeal highlighted the efficiency with which the operation was executed, which included infrastructure specially dedicated to this by the concessionaire.

In addition, the Customs Agency highlighted the coordination achieved during the operation of unloading and inspection of bananas and pineapples in Valparaiso, as the inspection of all the cargo received at the port was completed only 36 hours. The role of Customs and SAG was also key in this effort.



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