Cargo handling at the port of Paranaguá achieved positive results in 2020. From January to October, the volume handled at the port reached 48.9 million tons, an increase of 10% over 44.6 million tons handled in the same period of 2019. Data are from Paranaguá and Antonina Ports Administration (Appa). The port of Paranaguá is one of the largest bulk carriers in South America. Agricultural products represent 80% of the cargo. According to Silva, as car use has decreased due to the pandemic and the restrictive rules of social isolation, the flow of trucks to the port was constant. Soybean ranked as the top exported products, with 14 million tons exported this year, 47% above the volume registered from January to October last year. Sugar shipments increased by 78%, with 3.6 million tons traded. Exports represent 67% of the total handled. The flow of unloaded goods grew by 4% in 2020, totaling 17.1 million tons. Likewise, the movement of fertilizers grew by 7%.
Source: Canal Rural
*Translated by Ia Niani