Transshipment growth in the port of Arica continues to grow up until July this year, especially for the markets of Bolivia with 3% and Peru with 73%, over the same period last year. This confirms that the terminal is a competitive option for macro-businesses of the Andes.
It was reported by the Marketing and Development Manager of the Port of Arica, Mario Moya Montenegro, that during the first seven months of the year a total of 1,408,143 tonnes has been moved through the port, nine percent lower than in the same period of 2011.
The regional handling has had a significant decrease of 37% less than in the same period last year, according to Moya Montenegro, because it is mainly due to the fact that during 2011 Arica embarked shipments from Minera Collahuasi when its port of Patache suffered an accident that made it inactive for several months.
“If we isolate this process, which is a single event that occurred with cargo from Collahuasi, we can say that the level of transshipments in Arica is being maintained at expected levels, which means that we are within the projected positive levels, and that our terminal continues to consolidate as an internationally competitive alternative,” the senior executive said.
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