The Export Corridor registered in June the largest movement since the inauguration of the complex in 1973. The volume of bulk exported in the month reached 2.291 million tons, surpassing the previous record of 2.277 million tons, reached in April 2018.
The Paranaguá Port Export Corridor registered in June the highest monthly movement since the inauguration of the complex in 1973. The volume of bulk exported in the month reached 2.291 million tons, surpassing the previous record of 2.277 million tons, registered in April 2018.
"They're records after records because the Parana model is unique in the country. The structure and configuration give us efficiency in shipping," says the director-president of the public company Portos do Paraná, Luiz Fernando Garcia.
He explains that the biggest difference is that in Paranaguá, the grain can be shipped simultaneously in three exclusive berths for bulk and it is possible that the same ship receives goods from different producers - including small ones. "This agility to load the ship reduces the time and operational costs, which makes Paranaguá more competitive than other Brazilian ports," he says.
BUSINESS - The Paraná complex comprises eight private terminals that together have the capacity to store more than 1 million tons of products. It also has a public vertical silo, for 100 thousand tons of grain, and four horizontal ones, with total capacity of 60 thousand tons.
"The efficiency of our Export Corridor reflects not only on port operations, but on the entire business chain. As soon as we empty the warehouses faster, the terminals move their cargoes faster and there is more agile loading. Other ships dock, the terminals can receive more cargo. This reflects positively on the entire logistics chain," adds Garcia.
MOVEMENT - According to Portos do Paraná, soy was the most exported product in June, with 48% of the total. There were almost 1.1 million tons shipped of the product. Corn accounted for 32% of the total, totaling 735,000 tons. Soybean meal was 20%, with more than 455,800 tons exported.
This year, only in June, 39 ships operated through the complex - 11 more ships than in the same month of the previous year.
SEMESTRE - In the first six months of the year, a total of 9.55 million tons of grain were shipped through the Paranaguá Port Export Corridor. In the period, 161 ships docked and operated through the three cradles of the complex.
The most loaded product in the semester was soybean - almost 5.4 million tons. Next comes soybean meal, with over 2.2 million tons, and corn, with almost 1.9 million tons.
Highlight goes to corn exports, which registered an increase of 265.5%, compared to the same period in 2018, when they were 519,399 tons.
In general, the total movement registered in the first semester of 2018, is still 6% higher than this year. In the first six months of last year, there were almost 10.2 million tons moved through the Export Corridor.
Source: Paraná News Agency.