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Ten-month movement indicates new record for Paraná ports this year

The ports of Paraná handled in 10 months of 2020 the equivalent to 92% of the total of the whole of last year. With this, the State is preparing to surpass the historical record of 53 million tons in the year, reached in 2019. If it repeats the good performance of the last months, the brand must be beaten with ease.

From January to October this year, the ports of Paranaguá and Antonina have already operated 48,982,453 tons of cargo. “4.2 million tons are missing to reach last year’s figure and we are very optimistic”, says the CEO of the public company Portos do Paraná, Luiz Fernando Garcia.

“In 2019, the last two months of the year accounted for approximately 8.5 million tons. Of course, there are climate issues, which can impact operations, but the expectation is to exceed this number by about 8% ”, evaluates Garcia.

So far, the increase registered, in the comparison between January and October 2019 and the same months of 2020, is already 10%. “Despite the pandemic, the year was a lot of work. Grain and food exports grew, with a favorable exchange rate, and dry weather favored shipments ”, he says.

HIGH – In 2020, the ports of Paraná broke more than ten handling records and the amount was above 5 million tons in six of the ten months (March, April, May, July, August and September). In 2019, in the same period, the number only reached this level in June, July and August.

“The effort of port workers, storage workers, truck drivers, railroad workers and rural producers, was essential. The performance and efficiency of the entire port community, from maritime support, through piloting, to operators and our team, made Paraná overcome the crisis and maintain jobs and income ”, highlights the CEO. 2020 –

About 65% of the movement of the ports of Paraná, between January and October this year, were export products: 38.1 million tons of cargo. The volume, in this sense of foreign trade, is 13% higher than that registered in the same period, in 2019 (28.2 million tons). Imports totaled 17.1 million tons. About 4% more than last year, with 16.4 million tons.

GRAINS – More than 66% of exports and imports were solid bulk. There were almost 32.5 million tons of grain, handled between January and October 2020. In the previous year, there were 29.6 million tons (up 10%).

In this segment, we highlight the 78% increase in the volume of sugar shipped. There are already 3.67 million tonnes exported, compared to 2 million in 2019. In the last month alone, there were 566,617 tonnes, more than double that recorded in October last year.

SOYBE – Oilseeds continue to be the busiest product in the ports of Paraná. In the accumulated result for the year, 14 million tons of bulk soybeans were exported. Almost 50% more than the 9.6 million tons registered last year. In addition to the grain product, soybean oil was also a highlight. 767 thousand tons were exported, 20% more than the 638 thousand tons of 2019.

LIQUIDS – Adding all liquid bulk, 6.3 million tons were exported and imported. In addition to vegetable oil, growth in the export of petroleum products, with 579.7 thousand tons (48% more than last year).

IMPORTS – Among the goods purchased from abroad by Brazilians, the volume of fertilizers landed stands out. From January to October, 8.15 million tons were imported (up 7%).

OTHER SEGMENTS – Of general cargo, there were about 10.2 million tons of cargo handled so far – 9% more than the 9.3 tons registered last year.

 

Source: Portos do Paraná

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11.16.2020

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