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STI crosses 1 million TEUs milestone in 2022

For the eleventh consecutive year, San Antonio Terminal Internacional in Valparaíso, Chile has achieved a container throughput of one million TEUs.

The record was achieved during the 1,800 movements for the COSCO-operated motor vessel OOCL Ho Chi Minh City, which arrived on 29 November from Callao, Peru and docked at the port’s site two.

Rodrigo Galleguillos, CEO of STI, commented, “Reaching this milestone again demonstrates STI’s leadership as the country’s leading port terminal and one of most important in the region. Our strength lies in our workers’ commitment and the investments we are making in equipment and infrastructure, all very good news for San Antonio and for the country, as we are strengthening the capacities of greater central Chile."

The executive of STI pointed out that in the last year the terminal reached 1 million TEUs in October, one month earlier compared to the current year, due to the more sluggish economy in 2022.

"Today the process of receiving trucks with fruit, vegetable and cherry cargoes is normalising and we are committed to moving forward with the season as efficiently as possible and always with safety at the forefront. Thanks to joint efforts with our workers, STI has maintained operational continuity and we are all committed to ensuring efficient foreign trade for all users," he noted.

The president of the Federation of STI Port Workers (Fetraporsati), Patricio Fredes, commented, "as workers we are aware of the commitment we have with exporters, importers and all shipping lines. Plus, our members’ more than 30 years of experience are evident since our team is ready for the challenges ahead and has ensured operational continuity since before the pandemic."

Based on what STI reported, it continues to make progress on its plans to invest over US$57 million, which will upgrade the terminal's equipment, expand its capacity and improve its environmental performance.

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