Mario Goicoechea, president of Queque´n port authority in Argentina, says that upgrading work will lead to the port being the largest and most modern port in southern Argentina.

Berth 0 is currently being expanded, including construction of four 12,000-tonne grain silos, and will open in January 2016. It will be fed by up to six truck hoppers, which are located underground, from where consignments will be transported to the silos by conveyors.

Eventually, the new berth will have capacity to handle 230,000 tonnes and be able to operate two vessels simultaneously. In the future, it’s also hoped to increase storage to 500,000 tonnes of grain for export.