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Rains impact sugar loading in Paraná ports

The volume of rainfall recorded in the Port of Paranaguá in the last month of September was 133% greater than in September 2021. The Portos do Paraná meteorological station recorded 225 mm of accumulated water in the 30 days of this year, compared to 96.3 mm in the year past. Bad weather had a direct impact on grain shipments, especially sugar. In September of this year, 543,748 tons of sugar were loaded in the ports of Paranaguá and Antonina. In 2021, there were 632,383 tons.

“As it is done in the open, loading is suspended by the ship’s captain when it rains, to protect the cargo”, explains the director of operations of the public company, Luiz Teixeira da Silva.

Main terminal and operator of the bulk product in the state, Pasa shipped 429,857 tons of sugar in the modality – almost 14% less than what was forecast for September.

According to Osvaldo Inácio da Silva, the company’s administrative and financial manager, there were about 270 hours of rain in the month, the equivalent of 10 days stopped in the operation. “Demand for the commodity is still on the rise. Our expectation is to ship one million tonnes of product in the next three months,” he says.

MOVEMENT – This Monday (10th), two ships are docked and one is scheduled to load sugar at the Port of Paranaguá. Eleven are off and twelve are expected to arrive by the end of the month.

SEPTEMBER – In general, cargo shipments through the ports of Paranaguá and Antonina increased by 5% in September. The volume of products shipped abroad totaled 3,033,720 tons, against 2.8 million in September last year. Considering the two directions of foreign trade, the volume handled by the ports of Paranaguá and Antonina this year is practically the same as in 2021 (44,461,024 tons).

 

Source: Portos do Paraná

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10.17.2022

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