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Press Trans-Port 2021
In these difficult times due to the pandemic, where uncertainty has been present in all economic sectors both in Chile and in the world, we want Trans-Port Santiago 2021 to be a space for the Latin American maritime port sector to return to meet. Our new May issue of our Trans-Port 2021 Newsletter, we share the opinions of two of our sponsoring companies. On the one hand, representing the Port Authority of Valparaíso (EPV), its general manager, Mr. Franco Gandolfo, comments that the event “will be the space with the best institutional and business collaboration networks of the maritime-port industry at the regional level”, that poses us as an organizing team to be up to this great challenge of “re-connecting” customers, suppliers and academia around the challenges for the maritime, port and logistics industry in Latin America. Cool Carriers, as a maritime transport operator, will share with the audience the value and importance of the reefer ship as a logistics solution for exporting clients of agricultural products seeking markets in the northern hemisphere, effectively and efficiently. The VII International Congress and Exhibition of the Maritime-Port Industry for Latin America, Trans-Port 2021, wants to become the meeting point for businessmen, suppliers and national and Latin American authorities, where they can exchange knowledge, experiences, technologies that allow to accelerate development sustainable development of the maritime-port industry in our region. The structure of the meeting has been conceptualized around the challenges of Digitization and Sustainability, which will be addressed in four thematic blocks, each with panels of experts who will share their experiences around: (1) Regulation and Public Policies; (2) Sustainability; (3) Digitization and Automation; and (4) Challenges in logistics and trade markets for Latin America. For the development of Trans-Port and its congress, to date we have the support of important companies, institutions and state agencies. These include the ministries of Transport and Telecommunications, Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, Energy, the Public Enterprise System (SEP) and the National Customs Service. Also, as invited institutions we are accompanied by the Chilean Navy, represented by Directemar and the National Port Authority of Peru. It is important to mention the international collaboration through the IDB Group, Port of Barcelona, IAPH, Port of Montreal, FEPORT, AIVP, among others. Another fundamental pillar of the event are the sponsoring companies, such as Port of San Antonio (main sponsor), Port of Valparaiso, Ultramar, Cool Carriers, Port of Ventanas, Webb Fontaine, ABB, Ports of Talcahuano, Empresas Taylor, Hubner, among others. Trans-Port 2021 expects to gather 15 participating countries, 50 exhibiting companies, 1,500 visitors in the three days, 2,600 m2 of exhibition space. Our exhibiting and attending companies are made up of port authorities, Terminals, Technology Providers, Shipping Companies, Institutions and public and private Associations. In addition, we will carry out activities such as Technical Conferences, Business Meetings, Technical Visits to Ports and a Social Event. We want to invite you to be part of this event, as a sponsor or assistant, to visit our website www.trans-port.cl to learn about news and activities. We are waiting for you at Trans-Port Santiago 2021!
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After assuming the Chairman of the International Congress of Trans Port 2021, the also Board of Directors of the San Antonio Port Authority, Franco Brzovic, held a conversation with the organization of the maritime-port exhibition to be held in Santiago de Chile between August 31 and September 2. On the occasion, Brzovic, the newly appointed head of Congress, addressed the evolution of the national ports as a State policy and the opportunities for the maritime-port industry to adapt solutions, topics that will be addressed during this event.
What challenges have the Port Authorities of Chile and San Antonio Port faced in terms of the operational continuity of services in the pandemic and the economic recovery that is beginning to take place?
Chile is an open economy with 4,500 km of coastline and 80% of its foreign trade uses maritime transport and public and private ports. Cargoes such as wheat, soybeans and corn are examples of supply chains that require 24×7 operation of our ports. In this context, we believe that important opportunities continue to present themselves in the coordination of the entire logistics chain related to the loading and unloading of ships and the flows of trucks and railways using public accessibility.
That is why the main goal is to have a more efficient landside operations, combining better road and rail transport services, and in, where logistics and digitization, themes of this International Trans-Port Congress 2021, become fundamental tools that will impact in the movement of ships, the coordination of land resources and therefore, this activity will have an impact on the economic recovery due to the rise in trade cargo flows in 2021.
To show mention the sustained increase in 2021 of the transfers of cars attended from Roll-on / Roll-off ships, accounting for a total of 36 thousand mobilized vehicles in the first months of the year, signifying an important collaboration effort between shipping agencies, concessionaire and automotive companies to speed up the delivery of products to the final consumer, amid the pandemic and its restrictions.
What is the progress in the negotiations with your current concessionaires that will allow the port’s operational capacity to be expanded in the medium term?
One of the main objectives of the Port is to generate an increase in cargo transfer capacity in the medium term, anticipating the Outer Port project. To this end, we are working with concessionaires to accelerate their investments in port infrastructure and machinery. A first aspect to mention was the recent and successful tender for the Policarpo Toro Liquid Bulk Terminal, which allowed us, during the pandemic, to receive important shipments of very important chemical products for health issues.
It should also be noted that together with our largest concessionaire, San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI), whose main cargo is container traffic, we managed to conclude a negotiation at the end of December 2020 to extend the contract until 2029 where it was agreed to replace the platform of backing areas towards the sea by other elements that allow increasing efficiency, which includes new cranes and better safety standards for cargo transfer, all of the above achieving an adequate economic balance for both parties. This agreement will allow an increase of 300 thousand Teus per year of new capacity for the next few years.
In turn, with Puerto Central (DP World San Antonio) we received his vision of future projects, because in two more years we must begin the negotiation for the extension of the concession. To date, they have reached significant levels of performance and managed to increase their capacity.
It should be noted that Puerto Panul mobilizes 90% of the solid bulk of the Port of San Antonio with around 4 million tons of key solid bulk for human and animal nutrition and operates 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
On what point is the Outer Port project as a long-term solution and the critical success factors of this important initiative for the central macrozone of Chile?
It has been possible to assign the Outer Port to the port of San Antonio once the evaluation stage that three governments successively carried out, ending with President Bachelet in 2018 announcing that, definitively, the large capacity port project for the central macrozone would be built in the city of San Antonio.
This project, in the first place, must have special protections for the tides, so it must be provided with a shelter capacity that will require physical structures of a very significant cost. One of the great challenges for the State of Chile will be the initial investment in the construction of the shelter molo, an initial project with a total cost of public investment of about 1,400 million dollars that considers the construction of a railway line that will allow the mobilization of all the material required to build this maritime wall, which will not affect the population related of land transport.
On the other hand, the experts anticipate the arrival of ships of up to 400 meters and that could have the capacity to mobilize between 20 to 24 thousand teus. This level of requirement will not only push for a large container storage yard space, but also new maritime equipment such as tugs, technological moorings, among other advanced technology equipment.
Currently, the Outer Port project is going through its environmental impact study phase, which consists of between 13,000 and 14,000 pages, where its admissibility for analysis by the environmental impact system was declared. Citizen consultations were also carried out within the norms, which collected more than 5,000 observations, a very common question given the nature of a project of this magnitude, and which are entirely positive for improving the project.
Parallel to this environmental impact study, the Port Authority is working with investors who have an association or relationship with port operators and who can finance the total value of the investment and expect profitable returns once the port use fees begin to be paid when it begins the commercial exploitation of the outer port. With this approach to financing and return, we are trying to avoid heavy investments by the State of Chile, especially in times of difficult economic and fiscal situation.
Regarding the estimated times, it should be borne in mind that the Environmental Impact study began in March 2020, which has now been extended for 14 months to provide information that was missing to complete the study in its entirety. Based on this precedent, the movement of rocks for the shelter molo and the construction of the first concession site known as Site 1-Mar is calculated in late 2023 and early 2024, which would enter operation in the third quarter of 2030. and there it continues to grow in the construction of other berths until approximately 2040.
Why can Trans-Port 2021 be transformed into a space of high interest for the Chilean and Latin American maritime-port sector? What expectations does Puerto San Antonio have in this important event and you in particular as president of Trans-Port
Maritime transport will continue to be vital for all South American countries that have increased in recent years their commercial exchanges with Asian economies and consumption centers in North America and Europe. In this context, peripheral countries like ours cannot be left behind, having to maintain conditions for a constant flow of imported products such as consumer goods and capital goods and an export rhythm that are a permanent source of foreign exchange. Chilean products such as copper, cellulose, wine and grapes, must continue to flow to all these consumer markets throughout the world, so all ports and their port cities must maintain and improve their services to continue ahead.
Addressing technological issues such as digitization in the maritime-port business in the context of the Trans-Port 2021 International Congress, “Digitization and sustainability: the Challenges of the Maritime Port Industry” is of central character, since beyond updating ourselves, we must be aware that we are in a historical moment moving towards the consolidation of a collaborative economy. Beyond copying initiatives or solutions, you must be smart to imitate what is good and adapt it to the circumstances of our countries and our realities. For example, today it is essential to work with powerful technologies and algorithms in critical operations such as the movement of ships to enter and leave a port, which take elements such as the right conditions so that ships do not wait too long and choose to go to another port, since these decisions can strongly affect the cargoes waiting in port, since they lose their condition and therefore their value. Therefore, all port actors that participate in these processes must be up to date by integrating these types of tools into their business.
Finally, as authorities, we must advance in the generation of public policies that are sustainable with a vision of the future. In this context, the Trans-Port 2021 International Congress also offers us the opportunity to learn about this type of successful experiences or Case Study. In summary, I have gratefully accepted this nomination as Chairman of Trans-Port 2021 because I am convinced that both the chosen topics and the way in which the event will be developed, will allow all the participants among executives, professionals, organizations, and countries, to increase our knowledge and contact networks, especially with those markets with which we are connected at the business level. It is a great idea that deserves to be maintained over time.
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Webb Fontaine is a comprehensive provider of technological solutions for customs facilitation, trade and logistics. Based in Dubai – United Arab Emirates, presence in 20 countries and more than 800 internal collaborators, Webb Fontaine and its main executives accumulate an experience of more than 30 years in e-government issues, single windows for trade facilitation and modernization of the customs administrations, working together with the best specialists in the development of information systems located in the development centers operated by the company.
Webb Fontaine proposes a complete set of IT solutions for trade and transport facilitation, highlighting the services of a National Single Window for trade, customs management systems, port community systems – PCS and risk management systems.
Through its Center in Panama, Webb Fontaine focuses on serving the regional market for comprehensive trade and transportation solutions, with the aim of contributing to the strengthening of the competitive position of Latin American and Caribbean countries and their port logistics communities, through the implementation and operation of collaborative systems such as the Port Community System-PCS.
During the Trans-Port 2021 event, Webb Fontaine will present the essential steps and lessons learned to ensure the success of a comprehensive Port Community System project, which involves creating a collaborative public-private environment, an adequate legal framework and a management strategy for the change using practical and efficient governance.
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Press Trans-Port 2021
By Rodrigo Lobo, Executive Coordinator Trans-Port
Corporate Affairs Manager GL events Chile Group
First of all, I would like to send a fraternal greeting and a message of hope to all those men and women who are part of the maritime and port industry! We leave behind a complicated 2020 in terms of health emergency and that still continues to cause important effects on the operation of our maritime-port industry, but which also leaves us with a great task ahead, such as accelerating the economic recovery in all the countries of our Latin American region.
The VII International Congress and Exhibition Trans-Port 2021 is committed to being the first major event of the post-pandemic port maritime industry that will allow us to meet physically in the city of Santiago de Chile, giving rise to a necessary dialogue and making known the latest efforts and advances in matters of Digitalization and Sustainability in which maritime, port, customs authorities and ministries have been working, in addition to the entire private sector related to maritime transport, port services, integral logistics; and finally a set of service providers for the industry in terms of state-of-the-art equipment, information systems and consultancies.
From the positive side of the pandemic, we can highlight the urgency of digitization and the importance of collaboration between industries to accelerate the acceptance and adoption of digital standards. At the event we will be able to learn about the different efforts of both authorities and the private sector to manage this digital transformation and the associated change management.
In turn, the growing environmental pressures and city-port integration, as well as paradigm shifts such as the circular economy and the full integration of women in the industry, will have a special treatment throughout our Trans-Port 2021 event.
This delivery of the Trans-Port 2021 Newsletter allows us to welcome you to show how we are preparing to offer you an event of the highest level and exhibition experience, which will bear the seal and prestige of FISA by GL events, who have a Joint experience of more than 150 years in congresses and national and international fairs, the first of which was in 1869 with the first agricultural and livestock fair of the National Society of Agriculture SNA.
In this installment we present the interview of Franco Brzovic, Chairman of the International Congress and also president of the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Port Authority. It addresses different aspects and measures that the Port of San Antonio has been addressing in the last period, such as its successful tender for the Bulk Terminal and the agreement with its concessionaires to expand the transfer capacity. One of the aspects that stands out is the mandate as a State policy to develop a new infrastructure called the Outer Port, which will involve more than US $ 3.5 billion of investment.
Also in this delivery we welcome as Sponsor of the event the technology company Webb Fontaine, whose single window solutions, e-customs and Port Community System-PCS are operational in more than 20 countries globally and where the Latin American region will play an important role in its future developments.
We cordially invite you to visit our website www.trans-port.cl and find out about all the news and activities prior to the event, and also to be part as an assistant or sponsor of this important meeting for the Latin American maritime-port industry.
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The executive director of the Maritime Chamber of Ecuador (Camae), Vice Admiral Milton Lalama, sponsoring institution of the next version of Trans-Port to be held in Chile on August 31, 1 and 2 September, spoke with the organization of the exhibition and referred to the current view of the maritime port industry in the region and the challenges that the new version that brings together the sector will have. How do you see the maritime port sector in the region? There are two important events that have taken place in recent years that have had an impact on the region’s port systems. The first is the Expansion of the Panama Canal, which forced ports -especially on the west coast of the Pacific- to modernize their infrastructure; the implementation of equipment, machinery and deepening of channels to receive larger ships, with greater technology, in order to meet the challenges of this significant change. The second event of transcendental importance that forced major changes in the maritime port activity was the Coronavirus pandemic, which forced in an accelerated manner to make changes or implementations in the processes of all the actors of the logistics chain, with the purpose of keeping the region’s foreign trade afloat. Specifically in Ecuador, improvements were made in the following areas: the digitalization of port processes, the implementation of electronic free trade by the Authorities, the implementation of shifts to speed up the movement of cargo, among others. These two transcendental events motivated the region’s port systems to implement modernization projects that were not planned for the time, and therefore make very significant investments that, in the long run and out of necessity, have significantly improved this activity of vital importance for the countries of the region. Why does CAMAE sponsor Trans-Port? The Trans-Port International Congress has been taking place for several years. We consider it to be a very important international event, which has been consolidating year after year, and for this reason the Maritime Chamber of Ecuador thought it appropriate to be a facilitator for its dissemination among our members and all communities related to maritime and port activity in Ecuador. This in order for them to receive the invitation and learn about the topics to be discussed in the field of Digitalization and Sustainability and its challenges in the sector. What are your expectations for the exhibition to be held in Santiago de Chile? 2020 was an atypical year worldwide due to the effects of the pandemic. It had a great impact in all areas, especially in the global economy and, of course, in the maritime port activity. This forced the implementation of changes in the current regulations of each country, as well as modifications and implementation of new internal processes to maintain the flow of foreign trade. These experiences need to be known and disseminated for the benefit of all. The participation in this event of shipping companies, port operators, port terminals, in short, all organizations related to this activity, allow to have at hand in the same opportunity to share the advances of each nation on issues of digitization and sustainability of ports, and the challenges they have faced. CAMAE The Maritime Chamber of Ecuador – CAMAE is a non-profit organization founded in the city of Guayaquil – Ecuador in 1985, with the main objective of contributing to the sustained and sustainable development of maritime and port activity in Ecuador. Its affiliates include port terminals, shipping lines and agencies; cargo port operators, ships and tugboats; container yards… That is, the actors of the sector that drive the development of this industry. We provide them with permanent advice and timely information, whether of a legal or informative nature, and we represent them before control and regulatory agencies in order to mediate in issues that affect them. Through the CAMAE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, the entity offers technical training services- specialized on maritime, logistics, customs and port issues, as well as those that may have an impact on our industry.
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EPSA President said the themes of the meeting will focus on Digitization and Sustainability The helmsman of Puerto San Antonio, Franco Brzovic, was presented as the new president of the International Congress of TRANS-PORT 2021 to be held between August 31 and September 1, in parallel to the exhibition of the maritime-port industry. On the occasion, Franco Brzovic referred to the industry scenario and stated that more than 80% of Chile’s foreign trade cargo is moved by ships and that this scenario is not expected to change given the state of development of other means of transport such as air or rail, which highlights the importance of maritime transport, not only for Chile, but also for the countries of the region that are far from the world’s large consumption centres, as is the case, for example, of Asia. At this point, the recently assumed president of the Congress emphasized that the region must be at the forefront and in this context is that the International Congress will bring us up to date and stressed the need to incorporate technologies and do it through sustainable policies. Franco Brzovic stated that “addressing technological issues such as digitization in the maritime-port business in the context of the International Congress Trans-Port 2021 is central, since beyond catching up, we must be aware that we are in a historic moment moving in a collaborative economy”. And he added that “beyond copying initiatives or solutions, we must be smart to imitate the good and adapt it to the circumstances of our countries and our realities”. Franco Brzovic also argued that “as authorities, we must advance in the generation of public policies that are sustainable with a vision of the future. In this context, the Trans-Port 2021 International Congress also offers us the opportunity to learn about this type of successful experiences. That is why I have gladly accepted this nomination as president of Trans-Port 2021 because I am convinced that both the chosen topics and the way in which the event will be developed will allow all the participants, among executives, professionals, organizations and countries, to increase our knowledge and contact networks, especially with those markets with which we are connected at a business level”. He also said that during the Congress “successful experiences” in the field could be addressed and, in addition, there will be not only actors of the maritime-port industry from Latin America, also from Europe and Asia-Pacific. Trans-Port manager, Katherine Becker said that “the appointment of Franco Brzovic as president of the Congress is very important for the convening of the major industry players to share their analysis and experiences of how to make this sector increasingly sustainable along with analyzing the lessons learned from the health crisis as a result of Covid-19 that Chile and the world is experiencing”. The project manager detailed that the congress “Digitalization and Sustainability: the Challenges of the Maritime-Port Industry” will be held on August 31 and September 1, 2021 at CasaPiedra in Santiago in parallel to the exhibition in which more than 15 countries are expected to participate, with experts from the public and private sectors. It should be noted that the event aims to contribute to the development of the economy by bringing together entrepreneurs, suppliers, Chilean and Latin American authorities in an event where knowledge, experiences and technologies will be exchanged. In fact, it is expected to bring together more than 50 exhibiting companies and is expected to convene close to 1,500 visitors. In addition, the International Congress will specifically address the following topics: Digitalization and Logistics 4.0; Community Building; Automation – Smart Ports – Autonomous Vessels; Twin Digital Ports; Smart Containers; Standardization of Data Processing; Deployment of Hydrogen as a Bunker; Cybersecurity; Sustainability of the Logistics Chain; Blockchain; Application of IMO standards and results achieved to date; Challenges, opportunities and best practices; Development of port projects and their relationship with the environment. Image: Maritimo Portuario
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The executive director of Ecuador’s Maritime Chamber (Camae), Vice Admiral Milton Lalama held a meeting with the manager of Trans – Port, Katherine Becker and the manager of International Affairs of GL events, Rodrigo Lobo in which they agreed on joint collaboration with the aim of mutually enhancing each other. It should be noted that on the occasion, Camae gave the sponsorship to the exhibition and congress that will bring together the port maritime industry in one place on August 31, September 1 and 2 of this year. Camae in Ecuador is the institution that collaborates with public and private entities in all initiatives aimed at the development of water and multimodal transportation, maritime trade, port activities, logistics activities and other activities related to the port shipping industry. After the meeting with the executive director of Camae, Trans Port’s manager, Katherine Becker, said “we are very pleased with the institutional support given that the Chamber is a very important player in promoting the development of this industry in Ecuador”.
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The exhibition and congress of the maritime-port industry, Trans-Port, which will be held between August 31 and September 2, 2021, was launched at the Port of San Antonio with the presence of high authorities of the commune. The sector fair for Latin America to be held in Santiago, Chile, aims to contribute to the development of the economy by bringing together entrepreneurs, suppliers, Chilean and Latin American authorities in an instance where knowledge, experiences and technologies will be exchanged. The launching ceremony was attended by Cristián Ovalle, Mayor (S) of San Antonio; Jorge Imhoff, Director of Maritime Interests and Aquatic Environment of the Navy: Franco Brzovic, president of the board of directors of Puerto San Antonio; Luis Knaak, general manager of Puerto San Antonio; Francisco Sotomayor, general manager of Fisa of the GL events Group; Katherine Becker, manager of Trans- Port; Rodrigo Lobo institutional affairs manager of GL events Group; Matías Laso, general manager of DP World San Antonio among other personalities of the region. Manager Katherine Becker noted that the exhibition “will bring together more than 50 exhibiting companies from 15 countries and aims to attract around 1,500 visitors. She also stressed that the contents of the International Congress “Digitalization and sustainability: The challenges of the maritime-port industry” are already being prepared. In this context, Trans-Port’s manager said that “we have decided to hold this launch in Puerto San Antonio, our main sponsor, but it also takes on special relevance after the president of the board of EPSA, Franco Brzovic, accepted to be the new chairman of the International Congress Trans-Port 2021”. This appointment seeks to contribute to establish an appropriate framework to highlight the importance and progress of the industry in Latin America, and in turn, create strong ties of collaboration and networking between the region’s port communities. As part of the launch, Puerto San Antonio Board President, Franco Brzovic said that Trans-Port 2021 “attracts thousands of people and exposes shipping companies, ship manufacturers, product manufacturers and everything related to maritime matters. It is a window for the whole world of this sector and San Antonio, as the main port of Chile, has to be present because we are with an important project which is to increase the capacity of cargo transfer and thinking that in 2030 we must have the Outer Port working”. Regarding his appointment as chairman of the event, the president of the port company explained that “my main function is to represent this congress in front the different authorities, whether national or international, and to provide the necessary support”. Luis Knaak, Puerto San Antonio’s general manager, said that “this international event allows the exchange of exhibitions, technologies and information. It is a meeting point that will allow us to socialize a project as important as Outer Port. We decided to be one of the main sponsors of Trans-Port 2021 because we are assuming our role as the main port of the country, and also considering the tremendous challenge that our project implies”. At the launch, Fisa’s general manager, Francisco Sotomayor, emphasized and thanked “Puerto San Antonio for its unconditional support. We are convinced that a sector such as the maritime port is not only important for the national economy, but also for the employability and social impact it generates. Therefore, it deserves its event and its space for discussion where all the authorities, suppliers and investors are present, with the aim of positioning Chile in Latin America for everything related to maritime port trade”. The director of Maritime Interests and Aquatic Environment of the Navy, Rear Admiral Jorge Imhoff, said that “we believe that this alliance that is being created between Puerto San Antonio and FISA is fundamental for the success of this event. What is happening in San Antonio is very important because it is concentrating a large part of our imports and exports. The experience that is being achieved here is shared in this international conference. We believe that this alliance that was signed is key”. The deputy mayor of San Antonio, Christian Ovalle, described Trans-Port 2021 as “an important milestone where there is a binding work with different authorities, and an effort is made in times of pandemic, to be in the national and international context. Also because of what was commented by the president of the Board of Puerto San Antonio, who noted the importance on the development of this city-port and clearly the concern of us as a city is that things can be done with concern for the city and its inhabitants”. For his part, Matias Laso, general manager of DP World San Antonio, said that “this is a tremendous industry event that unfortunately could not be held in 2020 due to the pandemic. There will be very interesting things, the topic of pilotage, technology, 5G and other elements that have much to do with our work in relation to ships, vessels and ports, and we are very interested in what will be approached in the activity”.
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Empresa Portuaria Valparaíso (EPV) will start this Monday, January 11, a bidding process called transition for the delivery to a new operator of this infrastructure, which is expected to be operating during the second half of 2021. This action carried out by EPV seeks to ensure that operational continuity is maintained at Terminal 2 in Valparaíso – Espigón, a site under the responsibility of the concessionaire Terminal Cerros de Valparaíso (TCVAL), whose concession contract expires in April 2021. Javiera Perales, manager of Development and Concessions of Valparaiso Port, said that this “is a very important tender because it allows the operational continuity of the Espigón, maintaining the levels of efficiency and employment stability achieved by the current concessionaire, which is tremendously relevant to offer smooth transfer operations. The executive added that this process does not contemplate infrastructure investment, only in equipment, which could increase the interest among the port actors given the current levels of efficiency and priority of the fractioned cargo that moves through Terminal 2. In relation to the working conditions of the port workers in Terminal 2, Perales said that “this point is very important and I want to emphasize that we are working on an agreement with the port workers who work in Terminal 2 so that the conditions currently agreed with the concessionaire TCVAL, through Agreements for the Provision of Jobs, are maintained with the entry of the new concessionaire. The transition concession will be valid for four years, since, as indicated by Javiera Perales, “the concession period must take into account two elements, the first, that the contract to be delivered is attractive for a private operator and, on the other hand, it must also give enough time to clarify the future of the Environmental Qualification Resolution (RCA) of the Terminal 2 project and the port expansion of Valparaiso. According to our analysis, four years allow us to fulfill both objectives”. “At the same time, it provides the appropriate temporary space to design a second process, also very attractive and after a dialogue with the city,” added the manager. With respect to the conditions established by the TDLC for the T2 bid and which it has proposed to maintain for this transitional bid, unless they are modified by the Court, any controller of other terminals in the region could participate; however, as explained by the EPV’s Development and Concessions manager, these “fall into the category of incumbents and as such, a new entrant has the right to match its bid in the event that one of them is the winner of the bidding process. **Source: PortalPortuario.cl
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In Valparaíso and with the presence of high authorities of the Region, the exhibition and congress of the maritime-port industry, Trans- Port, was launched and will take place between August 31 and September 2, 2021. The sector’s fair for Latin America to be held in Santiago de Chile, aims to contribute to the development of the economy by bringing together entrepreneurs, suppliers, Chilean and Latin American authorities in an instance where knowledge, experiences and technologies will be exchanged. The launch ceremony was attended by the mayor of Valparaiso, Jorge Sharp, Senator Kenneth Pugh, the Director General of the Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine, Directemar, Vice Admiral Ignacio Mardones, the Seremi of Transport and Telecommunications, José Guzman, the general manager of EPV, Franco Gandolfo, the general manager of Fisa fromGL events Group, Francisco Sotomayor and other personalities from the region. In the opportunity, Fisa of the Group GL events General Manager, Francisco Sotomayor, together with Trans Port Manager, Katherine Becker and institutional relations of GL events Chile Manager, Rodrigo Lobo presented the details of what will be the VII version of Trans Port. Trans-Port Manager Katherine Becker highlighted that the exhibition “will bring together more than 50 exhibiting companies from 15 countries and aims to call around 1500 visitors. Likewise, she highlighted that the contents of the International Congress are already being prepared: “Digitalization and Sustainability: The Challenges of the Maritime-Port Industry”. In the opportunity, Trans- Port Manager, Katherine Becker also said that 2021 exhibition version will be “in a hybrid format, a pioneer in Latin America with opportunities and experiences of direct contact, with the power of the face to face, and the potential of the virtual platform”. Signing of agreement During the day in Valparaiso, a collaborative alliance was also signed between FISA, from GL events Group Chile and the Port of Valparaiso (EPV) so that in the future, events of great magnitude could be held in the region. On the occasion, FISA’s general manager, Francisco Sotomayor, said that “this is a very good starting point to focus expectations for 2022, where we hope to return with events such as Expo Naval and Trans Port. EPV general manager, Franco Gandolfo, highlighted Valparaíso and VTP as a place for the realization of great events, fairs and seminars, which allow the promotion of tourism in the city throughout the year. And he said “the importance for the city of what is projected for the year 2022. It is very relevant to use this space, which belongs to Valparaíso and to their citizens, as a place for events”.
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VII International Exhibition and Congress of the Maritime and Port Industry for Latin American