Impala, the global terminals operator that provides port, warehousing and multi-modal logistics services for the movement of essential commodities, announced the inauguration of the most modern mineral concentrates terminal in Callao, Peru, thereby doubling its storage capacity up to 4 million metric tons per year.
With an investment of $80 million (USD), Impala Terminals Peru has completed the first stage of expansion and modernization of its concentrates terminal in Callao. The company now has 204,000 m² available for its customers' logistical services.
The new features which also include a wagon tipper with rails connected to the Andean Central Railroad, which will enable it to improve its receiving and unloading efficiency and increase productivity by as much as 500%.
According to Impala Terminals Peru General Manager, Miguel Ángel Martínez Espinoza, “With this new terminal, 2014 Impala Terminals Peru will double its mineral storage capacity from 2 to 4 metric tons per year, thereby contributing to the efficiency of mining exports and, in turn, to growth of the mining sector in Peru, reasserting its position as a leading company in this industry.”
What’s more, the company has begun a second stage that will be completed in 2015, in which it will invest an additional $45 million (USD), with a fully roofed and enclosed main storage terminal spanning 120,000 m², new laboratories, sampler and an administrative building.
As part of the second stage of modernization, several improvements will be made to nearby roads to address issues related to congestion and access including the truck entry route through Atalaya Avenure, exiting via Gambeta Avenue as well as access to the North dock.
Martinez Espinoza concluded, “What makes Impala Terminals Perú the most modern terminal of its kind in the country is not only the incorporation of technology and design that optimizes operational efficiency, but also lessens its footprint on the environment and the local communities.”
Impala is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trafigura, one of the world's leading international commodity traders, registered in the Netherlands. Impala owns and operates a network of over 50 terminals in more than 30 countries that facilitate global trade flows of essential commodities. The company specializes in providing port, LME and non-LME warehouse facilities and multi-modal logistics services that give access to markets and new opportunities.