Paraná also registered a historical production record: according to Ipardes, more than one million tons of this protein were sold abroad in the period.

In the first half of 2023, TCP (the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal) registered a volume of 57.849 containers of frozen meat, 23% more than in the same period last year. Frozen chicken is the leader in the category, representing 68% of total meat exports at the terminal.

In all, 46.006 containers with frozen chicken were exported by the Paranaguá Container Terminal in the first half. The significant increase in exports triggered two records for the terminal in June: one for reefer volume and another for container movements per hour at the pier. This was due to frozen meat being the main commodity exported in reefers, which boosted productivity at the company.

TCP’s commercial, logistics and customer service manager, Giovanni Guidolim, points out that “we are a world reference in the movement of frozen chicken meat, being the largest export corridor for the protein. We export to the main destinations, especially China, due to its high consumption. To meet the growing market demand, we have invested in the terminal’s reefer area, which is the largest in Brazil, providing operational flexibility for receiving and storing in line, according to the segment’s requirements”.

Another differential that led to the increase in TCP’s handling was the rail modal, the only one in the south of the country with direct access to the bonded zone. According to the commercial manager, “the railroad is responsible for transporting one in five export containers to the terminal. In addition, 70% of the volume that arrives at TCP, via rail, is frozen meat. It is an operation that brings reliability, cost reduction and sustainability to the market”.

Historical record in Paraná

Paraná is the state that most produces chicken meat for export by TCP. In addition to the growth in the terminal, the state also achieved a historical production record. According to data from Ipardes (Paraná Institute for Economic and Social Development), 1.073 million tons of this animal protein were produced in Paraná and sold abroad in the first half of 2023.

This was the best performance presented by the state since the beginning of the historical series released by the national agency in 1997. The number represents 41% of national transactions of the product in the international market. The result of these negotiations reached US$ 1.937.444604.

Mayara Locatelli