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Port of Paranaguá leads bulk export in Brazil

Of the ten Brazilian ports that export bulk solids, the Port of Paranaguá moves more than 30% of Brazilian exports, leaving the front of the ports of Santos and Rio Grande

13/05/2011 - 08h27m - Updated 15/06/2011 - 08h17m

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Of the ten Brazilian ports that export bulk solids, the Port of Paranaguá moves more than 30% of Brazilian exports, leaving the front of the ports of Santos and Rio Grande.

The Port of Paranaguá is responsible for exporting 34% of all dry bulk cargoes exported from Brazil. The Port is the leader in national exports of this type of product, followed by the Port of Rio Grande, which accounts for 23% of exports of bulk solids and, thirdly, is the Port of Santos, which exports 20% of dry bulk Brazilian .

The numbers make up a table organized by port operators to map the bulk of exports in the ten Brazilian ports that do this kind of operation: Paranagua, Sao Francisco, Victoria, Ponta da Madeira, Cotegipe Islanders, Itacoatiara, Santarém, Santos and Rio Grande. The spreadsheet, updated three times a week, compiles all scheduled shipments of bulk cargo ports mapped and takes into account the berth, as expected (which are already in port) and nominees (which are scheduled to arrive).

In the programming between 5 and May 20, Paranaguá appears with 34% of all exports of bulk. However, the leadership has remained constant since the beginning of the year, always with an average of 30% of total exports.

For Secretary of Infrastructure and Logistics, Joseph Richa Son, the figures show a return of confidence among exporters in Paranagua and recovery of cargo through the port. "The improvement projects already announced and in progress, as well as the completion of dredging of the berths, has contributed to the resumption of the prominent position of the Port of Paranaguá in the national exports of bulk. We are having a positive year in the export of such products and have worked to overcome the difficulties and circumvent the deficiencies, "he explains.

Whereas the export products separately, the Port of Paranaguá will export between 5 and 20 May, 29% of all Brazilian soya, while Rio Grande will sell 24% of the product and Santos 22%. Since the soybean meal is, the Port of Paranaguá figure as the absolute leader, accounting for 67% of exports, compared with 8% and 1% of Santos of Rio Grande.

According to the superintendent of the ports of Paranagua and Antonina, Airton Vidal Maron, the good performance of the Port, along with the record soybean exports recorded in April - which surpassed the record of 2004 - to the formation of queues along BR 277.

"A combination of factors has contributed to have episodes of queue on the BR 277.Over 30% of bulk shipments leave from Paranaguá and most of that truck arrives.Allied to this we are working with a less terminal, which represents about 10% of our static storage capacity and receiving trucks, "he explains.

Otherwise, Maron points out that there are still problems with trucks without coming to court records sorting and accumulation of contracts for March and April, which delayed freight to ship due to the high rainy season. "The queue is caused by this combination of factors and are working to try to minimize it. In the medium term we are studying projects to expand the patio screening for more trucks and alternatives that will allow shipments of bulk cargoes including rain, "he explains.

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