MONTEVIDEO (Uypress) – In the next semester, the works will begin for a new logistics warehouse of 30,000 square meters and a 21-story tower for offices of logistics companies in the Port of Montevideo, which will be completed in 2017.
The president of the Port Administration, Alberto Díaz, affirmed that the project brings modernity and is in line with the Government’s policy in the development of public-private projects.
The presidents of the National Port Administration (ANP) Alberto Díaz, of the National Logistics Institute, Ana Rey, and the director of the Lobraus company, Renato Ferreira, signed the concession contract for the construction and operation of a new logistics warehouse for 30,000 square meters and offices within the port of Montevideo, for a term of 30 years.
The undertaking includes the construction of a 21-story tower, where business offices for logistics companies, restaurants, a convention center and show rooms will be installed, with state-of-the-art technological systems. It is the first vertical expansion of the Port of Montevideo in its history.
The new logistics center will feature the latest advances in construction and technology. The deposit will be the one with the largest capacity within the Montevideo port area. The works will begin next semester and the new venture will be operational as of 2017.
The idea of the promoters is that foreign companies set up their offices in the tower and store goods in transit in the warehouse to distribute and sell in the region. Being in a public concession regime, only the rental of these offices is allowed.
Lobras is a firm that was born in Los Angeles, United States, in 1989, specialized in providing logistics services and foreign trade solutions, with a presence in Uruguay for a decade.
The company also has a warehouse in the new Punta Sayago Logistics Port, a space that will complement the activity carried out within the Port of Montevideo, thereby overcoming the space limitation of the country’s main port terminal.
The project is part of the Free Port Law, which grants tax benefits to those who settle. The regulations establish that a foreign company can work within the port without the need to establish a Uruguayan company.
Díaz said that the project brings modernity to the port of Montevideo and is in line with the government’s policy in the development of public-private projects. Meanwhile, Rey highlighted the company’s commitment to Uruguay and its transformation process.
UyPress – Uruguayan News Agency