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Brazilian container terminal invests in port equipment amid increasing box volumes

APM Terminals announced that with volumes continuing to grow at Porto Itapoá, the Brazilian box terminal will heavily invest in equipment this year to be able to handle the increasing volumes.

In fact, container throughput at Porto Itapoá grew by more than 14% in 2022, reaching 950,512 TEUs.

The major port in Brazil will acquire ten hybrid Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGs) becoming the first port terminal in South America to operate RTGs by remote control.

"The investment of more than US$25 million is aiming to increase the agility of the terminal's operations," said APM Terminals in a statement.

In fact, the first equipment is expected to arrive in May, while the second wave is scheduled for November this year.

Porto Itapoá will also add an additional US$11 million ship-to-shore crane, with a 70-meter boom outreach, to its existing fleet of six ship-to-shore cranes.

Furthermore, the terminal will double its inspection capacity this month with the arrival of a new scanner to inspect containers entering its yard in a US$1.8 million investment.

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