Chile: New export season coordination meeting in port of San Antonio

The San Antonio Logistics Community and some of the main fruit exporters in the country - Dole, Rio King, Unifrutti and Agricom Ltda - met with Asoex, Fedefruta, Empresa Portuaria San Antonio, the STI and DP World port terminals, the MSC and Hapag Lloyd shipping companies, the SAG and Customs warehouses and inspection services, among others, to discuss the new export season. In the meeting, they discussed the main fruit exports and estimated dates, especially the projection of cherries tomato shipments, which they estimate between 40 and 45 million boxes and will need 10 to 11,000 reefer containers. Shipments will peak between weeks 49 (November) and 2 (January) with 2,000 weekly containers, as next year's Chinese New Year (January 25) will take place 11 days earlier than in the last season (February 5).

The behavior of the other fruits is expected to be similar to last season.

The San Antonio Port Company reported the measures contemplated in road improvements to access the port. They also discussed other actions to better face the season, such as the new location of the Customs scanner truck and the movement of gaps in the third shift, among others.

The port terminals recalled that, as always, their operation takes place 24/7 and that they can receive export trucks all week and in all shifts.

Colsa's manager, Pilar Larrain, thanked everyone for their participation and pointed out the importance of planning the season by identifying the possibilities for improvements and good practices in the logistics chain.



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