Waiting time for docking in Parana ports decreased 26% from January to October this year, compared to the same period of 2018. In 2019, on average, ships waited four days from the time they announced their arrival to dock. . In the first ten months of last year that time was 5.4 days.
The Director of Operations of the public company Portos do Paraná, Luiz Teixeira da Silva Júnior, explains that the main factor for reducing waiting time is port efficiency. “From the moment the port achieves regularity and safety at the pace of operation, it allows the user to schedule their arrival at the port more quickly,” he says.
According to the director, when there is a continuous pace of operation and good productivity, the user can program to wait as little as possible. “This avoids demurrage costs, port support, among others,” says Teixeira.
PARANAGUÁ – In the port of Paranaguá, the cradle that most reduced the waiting time for berthing was the 209. The place is a priority for fertilizer unloading operations. However, when there is no announcement of ships loaded with these solid bulk imports, other types of products, such as general cargo and vehicles, may move around.
From January to October this year, 67 ships docked in this cradle – 61 fertilizers, four vehicles and two general cargo. On average, vessels waited 8.12 days. In the same period, in 2018, there were 50 ships to dock, all of fertilizers, waiting on average 21.95 days. The reduction in waiting was 63%.
“By cradle 209, it can be unloaded either directly by truck to rear warehouses or by conveyor belts, direct to the bonded warehouse. This versatility provides great productivity, which makes these operations faster, ”explains the director.
HANDLING – While waiting time is shorter, movement through cradle 209 only increases. From January to October this year were 1.74 million tons moved by the site, 8% more than the 1.61 million tons in the same period of 2018.
Source: Portos do Paraná