In January 2021, CODEBA Ports handled 1,095,335 tons, representing a 36.16% rise on the same period in 2020 when the company handled 804,466 tons. It was the best January in the company’s history and, for the first time, more than 1 million tons were handled in the month. These figures were driven mainly by the performance of the Port of Aratu-Candeias, with an increase of 54.88% compared to January 2020, handling 643,113 tons. The movement of liquid bulk which grew by 69.45%, and solid bulk which grew by 33.82%, contributed to this increase. The main products handled were 294,953 tons of NAFTA, and 99,579 tons of fertilizer. It is worth mentioning that two weeks ago, the cargo handling system at Terminal I of Gráneis Sólidos de Aratu-Candeias (TGS I) resumed its activities after undergoing maintenance. TGS I is the main terminal in the port for importing solid bulk. The Port of Salvador handled 442,230 tons, representing an increase of 20.81% compared to January 2020, when 366,065 tons were handled. In January, Ilhéus shipped the first nickel concentrate shipment in 2021. Around 10,000 tons were handled. Companhia das Docas da Bahia has shown a stable performance. For the fifth consecutive month, cargo handling is up compared to the same month of the previous year.
Source: Datamar News