Lima, May 31, 2021.- The concessionaire, Salaverry Terminal Internacional S. A. (STI) informed that in only two and a half years, the works of the project of Modernization of the Salaverry Multipurpose Port Terminal have achieved 80% of the estimated progress for the first five years of the concession.
With an investment shock of more than 400 million soles between February 2020 and May 2021, STI could deliver the modernization works of the first and second stages of the contract, considered for development in the first five years of the concession, by the second half of 2022.
This package of works also includes components contemplated in stages 3 and 4, which have been executed as partial advances by the concessionaire.
The shock of investments made in the port terminal has allowed the creation of 1,200 direct jobs and 3,600 indirect jobs during the construction stage, as a result of the related services offered by small and medium-sized companies in the region. In addition, STI quadrupled the number of jobs during the operation, from 37 employees to 170 professionals whose work has made possible the development of foreign trade in the region.
“We are very proud to present these results, because we have had a series of challenges that we have successfully faced. In the midst of a year of pandemic, we were able to move forward in record time with the construction of the modernization works, keep the port operational with better productivity rates, always taking care of the health and safety of our employees and actively responding to the needs of the population of the district affected by COVID-19”, said Diego Cassinelli, general manager of Salaverry Terminal Internacional S. A.
It is important to point out that, since the beginning of the concession, Salaverry Terminal Internacional has implemented modifications in the port’s operational management that have had a significant impact on its productivity, which in the first year (2018-2019) had an increase of 13%, the second (2019-2020) 10%, and is expected to end the third year with an additional 9% and a historical cargo mobilization of over 3 million tons.
The Port of Salaverry is underway
Among the main improvements made at the port terminal are the initial dredging that allowed the Port of Salaverry to have a depth of 10.5 meters in order to receive ships of greater landfall, and the construction of 24 silos for corn and wheat storage with a capacity of 60,000 MT, roofed warehouses for soybeans with 40,000 MT, fertilizers with 60,000 MT, ore concentrates with 30,000 MT, coal with 30,000 MT and a container yard of 10,000 m².
Added to the package of port infrastructure works is the implementation of Shore-Tension technology, which since mid-2019 has managed to reduce port closures due to abnormal wave conditions by 80%. With this, the Port of Salaverry has gone from 103 days a year, in 2018, to 25 days in 2019 and 22 days in 2020. Under this technology, the Port of Salaverry can operate ships in unfavorable weather conditions guaranteeing the safety of the operation and significantly minimizing the times of unavailability of berthing fronts due to bad weather.
In addition, specialized equipment has been acquired, such as front loaders, a fleet of trucks, and in the middle of next month, the port will have two 100 MT multipurpose mobile cranes that will mark a milestone in the total productivity of unloading and loading of mobilized cargo.