In 2018, Suape Port registered a 33% increase in exports, adding 2.4 million tons of cargoes sent to other countries, compared to 1.8 million tons in 2017. Petroleum products were the main seagoing operations. Suape remained the national leader, among the 30 public ports in the country, in the transportation of liquid bulk cargo and in cabotage navigation (between ports in the same country). Of the 23.4 million tons of cargo handled in 2018 by Suape, 17.6 million tons were liquid bulk (diesel, gasoline, aviation kerosene, crude oil, among other derivatives), which represents 75% of port traffic and had growth of 0.55% compared to 2017. The volume makes Suape a hub port of this type of cargo in the North and Northeast. Solid bulk increased 22%, jumping from 382.9K tons in 2017 to 465.5K in 2018. Cabotage, which continues to be the main navigation in Suape, grew 3% in relation to 2017, totaling 15.7 million tons. Once again, highlight the oil products, which registered 6.4 million tons in cabotage, followed by crude oil with 3.9 million tons. Impacted by the economic crisis, cargo imports totaled 7.6 million tons, down 8% from 2017. Vehicle traffic (which has Argentina as the main importer) fell by 17% in 2018, totaling 66,284 units, 13,772 less than 2017, when the port reached the record 80,080 vehicles. In the accumulated of 2018, the total of cargo handled in the Port of Suape was 0.8% below the previous year, with 23.6 million tons. Nevertheless, the port maintained the fifth position among the country’s 30 public ports, behind Santos (SP), Itaguaí (RJ), Paranaguá (PR) and Rio Grande (RS). In the regional scenario, it is a leader in the North and Northeast, with the highest traffic of 2018 among all ports. Both in import and export, the predominant destinations of the movements were the ports located in Singapore, the United States, Argentina, the Netherlands, Colombia and Thailand. Containerized cargo imported and exported amounted to 1.2 million tons.

Source: Portos e Navios