The suspension of the chinese embargo and the achievement of new export qualifications by brazilian meat processing industries should leverage the market in the second half.

In the first five months of 2023, the Paranaguá Containers Terminal (TCP) handled 6.915 containers of frozen beef. The number corresponds to an increase of 52% in the export of this type of protein by the terminal, compared to the same period last year. 

Data from the statistics system Comex Stat show that 50% of the beef exported by TCP is destined for China, which represents 93.655 tons of the product. The expectation is one of a significant growth in the volume of exports, thanks to the suspension of the chinese embargo on brazilian beef, in addition to the achievement of new qualifications from several brazilian meat processing industries side to export to China. To receive the certification, those industries must follow strict safety and quality requirements, which must be ensured throughout the production chain.

Besides the higher number of approved plants, the growth in meat exports remains constant in the terminal. To supply this market demand, TCP has invested in the expansion of the reefer area. TCP’s commercial, logistics and customer service manager, Giovanni Guidolim, explains that “by the end of 2023, the number of plugs in the yard will increase from 3.572 to 5.126, a 43% increase in storage capacity. We have also built a power substation to sustain the expansion”, Guidolim explains.

Another advantage of the terminal is the flexibility to receive in advance the shipment of reefer volumes for export. The commercial manager exemplifies that “the state that most benefited from the measure was Mato Grosso, the largest producer of beef for export by TCP, representing 35% of the total”.

Excellence in animal protein exports

Frozen meat, the main export commodity of the Paranaguá Container Terminal, moved more than US$ 2.23 billion in the first four months of 2023. The data from Comex Stat reveal a growth of 44% compared to the same period last year.

In the same comparative interval, the terminal handled 38,235 containers loaded with animal protein, a number 28% higher than the one registered in 2022. Of this total, chicken meat corresponds to 80% of the cargo handled, and TCP is the largest export corridor for this type of protein in the world.

Mayara Locatelli