São Paulo, January 13, 2017 - Triunfo Participações e Investimentos S.A. (TPIS3), a company with one of the strongest presences in Brazil’s infrastructure sector, announces its operational data.
Port Segment: in 2016, container handling increased 34.0% from the same period in 2015 to reach 910,870 TEUs, mainly driven by the operation of the five lines secured by Portonave in August 2015 and renewed in September 2016.
In September and October 2015, operations were stopped or restricted for 480 hours due to heavy rains in the region.
Highways Segment: in 2016, total paying vehicle equivalents reached 180.8 million (+22.5%), mainly due to the start of toll collection at Concebra on June 27, 2015.
Adjusted Equivalent Traffic includes: (i) excluding traffic at Concebra; and (ii) excluding the impact of toll exemption for raised axles of empty trucks in the highways under Company management. Adjusted volume in 2016 was 98.5 million vehicle equivalents, down 4.7% from the year of 2015.
The decline in vehicle equivalents at the concessionaires is explained by the country’s economic recession.
It is worth mention that the Truck Drivers Act (Federal Law 13,103/2015), that came into force on April 17, 2015, exempts empty trucks from paying tolls on raised axels. The lower volume related to this exemption was offset by the rebalancing of toll tariffs. In the state of Paraná, the exemption was revoked in September 2015, and had no impact on traffic at Econorte.
Airport Segment: in 2016, 115,276 aircraft carrying over 9.3 million passengers and 169,324 tons of cargo passed through Viracopos Airport.
The lower cargo volume is explained by the country’s current economic and political scenario and by the high volatility in the foreign exchange rate. Note that, despite the lower volume, cargo revenue increased thanks to the strategy adopted by the Viracopos Concessionaire.
The decline in passenger and aircraft traffic reflects the reduction in commercial lines in 2016.