The company contributes to mitigating the limited space in the Port of Montevideo with a new investment in infrastructure.
With a firm investment commitment and as a contribution to diminish the congestion of the Port of Montevideo, whose lack of space is one of the main barriers for growth, Schandy inaugurated a modern empty container terminal. In this way, the company adds another contribution to the development of logistics in the country.
Located 11 kilometers from the main port center of the country, at the crossing of Ruta 1 and Camino Tomkinson, the new terminal will have a space of 12 hectares that will be used for stockpiling empty containers, with a storage capacity of up to 10,000 TEUs. This is the equivalent to what 10 vessels normally unload at our port.
In an area of rigorous surveillance and easy access, the company will assure the possibility of washing and conditioning up to 240 containers of 40 feet per day, given that the terminal will count with a very well-equipped workshop. 100 simultaneous preloading inspections of reefer containers will be possible. This will speed up operations significantly.
“This new operations’ center will allow us to fully satisfy the logistic challenges raised by the growth of the country and its foreign trade. Beyond current difficulties, the company commits itself to development, constantly thinking of Uruguay in the future and in the possibility of creating new direct and indirect sources of employment and of fully satisfying the needs of our clients”, pointed Alejandro Gorostidi, director of Schandy’s logistic division. “To the extent that the scarce space of the port is freed up, we can grow and receive more vessels”, he added.
The cleaning of containers that arrive at the terminal will take place at a specifically designed area for such purpose and will follow processes approved by the National Environmental Office (Dirección Nacional de Medio Ambiente – Dinama). “The innovative cleaning process will allow the recycling of effluents in a closed circuit, thus minimizing water consumption, in addition to a biological wastewater treatment that ensures environmental care. We are convinced that infrastructure development, essential for the growth of the country, can be carried out while taking care of the environment, and we do so”, Gorostidi indicated.
Schandy also incorporated the latest technology to ensure the optimal performance of the new infrastructure, whose connectivity will be guaranteed by a fiber optic system with air backup.
The terminal has a parking area that will contribute positively to organizing traffic. And shippers will have conditioned spaces to allow them major working comfort during the process, which will also become quicker given that the simultaneous attention capacity was increased.