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The Port of Bahía Blanca in Argentina is experiencing an increase in bulk cargo, especially with wheat, barley and corn. Thanks to their investment in human capital and the installation of the latest generation of equipment in suction loaders and automated scales, the Port of Santa Marta has been able to increase its bulk cargoes' average rates of productivity from loading at 4,000 tons/day to more than 16,000 tons/day, with coal standing out as the most efficient, loading at 34,000 tons/day. Equally impressive is that Santa Marta's ro-ro operation has seen vast productivity improvements, climbing from an average of 50 vehicles moved an hour to over 320 vehicles. The Port of Santa Marta's improvements in productivity have not gone unnoticed, and this past April an agreement was signed with the Japanese shipper K-Line to permanently receive ro-ro calls at the port. Handling 60 percent of Mexico's car trade as one of the country's 'Big 4' ports along with Manzanillo, Lázaro Cárdenas and Altamira, the Port of Veracruz is a leader in other various non-containerized cargo operations. Yet by being such a large and diversified port, sometimes its own size can work to its disadvantage when it comes to port productivity. According to Captain Conrado Enrique Neervoort Suárez, Operations Manager at the port, the largest obstacle to increase its productivity is its "internal infrastructure," as "various blockages at rail-roadway crossings on port property" hinder the movement of goods. In order to tackle this problem, the Port of Veracruz has already taken measures that combine investment in physical and digital infrastructure to create more efficient cargo flows through the port. "We've been able to bring down auto congestion within the port to zero by building an adjacent Transport Logistics Support Center (Centro de Apoyo Logístico al Transporte, or CALT), which eases and controls access of trucks entering and leaving the premises. Additionally, we've implemented the 'Mediport' IT platform, which continues to process more and more paperwork online, from requests for The Port of Veracruz built a Transport Logistics Support Center (Centro de Apoyo Logístico al Transporte, or CALT) adjacent to the port, which is easing auto congestion. 46 AAPA SEAPORTS MAGAZINE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Fall 2016

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Seaports Congestion and Cargo Movements
The Future of Automation
Port Cooperation: In the Name of Productivity
Strategy at Seaports Is Key to Handling Capacity Challenges
Thinking Outside the Box: Productivity at Non-Container Ports
Latin America’s Proactive Approach
Cruise Port Productivity — Upgrading Infrastructure for a Growing Industry
Modernizing America’s Ports for the Next Generation
Thank You, Helen Delich Bentley
Working Together for Seamless Experiences
Optimizing Systems for Profitability
New Orleans Marketplace
Index of Advertisers
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