This cherry export season began with high expectations at San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI), Chile’s main port, operated by SAAM Terminals and SSA Marine. Fifteen Cherry Express vessels will sail, representing nearly 50% of the total cherries to be exported from Chilean ports.
A milestone was reached at the Port of Corral, with its first-ever night undocking maneuver. Portuaria Corral said good-bye to the wood-chip carrier Princess Pacific, which arrived from China and is now bound for Japan.
SAAM Terminals announced its membership in Global Compact Chile’s North Council, a group of companies, local organizations and universities seeking to bolster efforts toward achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals promoted in the UN 2030 Agenda.
Coming from Mejillones, the vessel will then continue sailing east.
In a few weeks the terminal will be added to the FLX service operated by the magenta shipping line.
Coming from Callao in Peru, the vessel will then continue its route to Coronel.
The terminal expects to close May with 20,000 units
Iquique Terminal Internacional (ITI), a terminal operated by SAAM Terminals, announced the appointment of Martijn Koolen as the port’s new Chief Executive Officer.
This new piece of equipment is part of the investment plan being implemented at the terminal and positions it at the forefront of ports in Chile and Latin American.
The Concessionaire acquired a second mobile crane, which will be added to port operations in the coming months.