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The Port of Montevideo increased container movement by 10% so far this year

The Port of Montevideo increased container movement by 10% so far this year
The Port of Montevideo increased container movement by 10% so far this year

Revenues of 84.6 million dollars were recorded between January and May, according to the president of the National Ports Administration, Juan Curbelo.

He Port of Montevideo continues to increase the movement of containers and so far this year it has improved its operations by 10% compared to the same period in 2023, the year in which it reached a record.

Despite the problems of competitiveness, The port terminal recorded revenues of more than 84.6 million dollars between January and May, exceeding almost 78.3 million in 2023 in the same period. Furthermore, in comparison with 2019 the improvement is 23%, since almost 65.2 million had been mobilized.

“Between 2021 and 2024 we have had the best years in the history of the National Port Administration (ANP)”, said its president, Juan Curbelo, in statements to Radio Carve.

The president of the ANP He highlighted that “an increase continues to be recorded in the movement of containers that use our port” and admitted that a high percentage of the cargo is transit merchandise.

Scanners will arrive at the Port of Montevideo

Besides, Curbelo He specified that the arrival of two scanners at Port of Montevideo that was scheduled for this Tuesday was postponed to Thursday, while another will arrive later. He warned that these are devices that will help to have “a safe harbor,” in reference to the fight against smuggling and the drug trafficking.

“There will definitely be a leap in quality in what has to do with the control of the merchandise,” he noted and stated that Customs He invested a total of about 42 million dollars to buy three devices that in the coming months will operate in the terminal, replacing the current one, which he considered to have “an ancient technology.”

“We are going from one scanner to three, and from a technology that is many years old to scanners with last generation technology, which greatly improves the images and control,” Curbelo said.

Source: Ambito

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