The terminal’s progress in the Bolivian market and an exceptional throughput operation of more than 11,000 pipes for Minera Collahuasi’s C20+ project were this year’s performance highlights.
Iquique Terminal Internacional (ITI) achieved record throughput in 2023, exceeding 2.8 million tons and up 11% over the previous year.
One key factor was the increase in Bolivian cargo, up 17% from 2022. With over 870,000 tons and significant growth in Bolivian imports, the country consolidated its position as the largest client of the terminal under concession.
According to ITI Commercial Manager Jorge Dumont, ITI’s throughput of pipes and structures for Minera Collahuasi’s C20+ project was another determining factor in achieving this record.
“This project was key to achieving these figures. We served five ships and mobilized more than 11,000 pipelines through our port terminal. The jobs created and services rendered throughout the entire logistics chain, including more than 5,500 truck trips between the port and unloading points, impacted the entire regional economy. We are proud of our teams’ professionalism and how we approached this exceptional operation, which has made a concrete contribution to the Tarapacá region’s economy,” he said.
The executive noted that the port will further strengthen its relationship with Bolivia this year in order to continue positioning ITI as a port alternative for that country. Directly advising customers through terminal representatives in La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra has been fundamental in that regard.
This year, we will also incorporate important technological tools for managing the logistics of our domestic and foreign clients,” he said.