The volume of imported and exported products in containers grew 13% in the Port of Paranaguá this year. From January to September 2021, 8,908,358 tons of cargo were handled in 704,474 TEUs (20-foot container unit). In the same period last year it was 7,861,213 tons in 675,808 TEUs.
“We have here at the Port of Paranaguá a container terminal that registers consecutive increases, month after month,” says the CEO of Portos do Paraná, Luiz Fernando Garcia.
According to the executive, although the container operations are private, the public company acts aligned with the goal of bringing more cargo and investments to the city and the Port of Paranaguá. “This joint work makes sure that the results are guaranteed in the numbers that are presented,” he adds.
Portos do Paraná gives the terminal all the conditions – whether in the coordination of operations, or in the infrastructure, especially maritime, with the permanent maintenance dredging and the derrocking work – to have security in prospecting.
“The consecutive increase in the number of cargo handled by the container terminal shows the prominence of Paranaguá in foreign trade and is a reflection of the work done together between TCP and the port authorities to ensure reliability in loading and unloading, the availability of docking windows and high productivity,” says Thomas Lima, Institutional and Commercial Director of TCP, which operates the terminal.
According to the balance until September, 4,741,624 tons of cargo were handled in containers for export. In imports there were 3,999,533 tons.
The frozen poultry represent 36% of the entire volume of cargo exported in containers by the Port of Paranaguá. The volumes of wood (709,137 tons, 17% of total), pulp (266,676 tons, 7%) and paper (234,937 tons, 6%) also stand out.
In the imports of containerized cargo, fertilizers account for 11% of the total, with 345,642 tons, followed by plastic (266,493 tons, 9% of the total), other organic chemicals (170,279 tons, 6%), and electrical equipment (140,391 tons, 5%).
Source: APPA – PARANAGUÁ AND ANTONINA PORT ADMINISTRATION