The year 2020 will be economic reconstruction for the port area. And the expectation is that the Port of Santos will follow national growth and have its operations even more driven by projects such as BR do Mar, under discussion at the Ministry of Infrastructure. The analysis is from the commercial director for East Coast of South America of the gunsmith Maersk – one of the largest integrated logistics companies in the world – Gustavo Paschoa. Maersk’s forecast is that Brazilian imports and exports will grow, respectively, 4% and 4.5%. Paschoa believes that the productivity of this year’s Port of Santos will be aligned with this national growth. According to the executive, the santista pier has always played an important role in the port scene and is maersk’s main port of operation in Brazil. Regarding the company’s services, Paschoa states that “almost 60% of our import and export volume (on the East coast of South America) passes through the Port of Santos.”
The maritime complex is useful not only for cargo originating in or destined to Brazil, but also for those in Argentina and Uruguay, said the director. The transfers – an operation in which cargo is unloaded in a port for later reshipment, towards the final destination – which take place in Santos generate constant negotiations, Paschoa said. “So we see that, in fact, the Port of Santos is, and will continue to be, the main port of disposal of Brazilian production and national distribution of imports,” said the commercial director. As for exports, cotton, coffee and sugar commodities are increasingly highlighted, according to Paschoa’s valuations. On the other hand, the santista pier is the main port of cargo in Asia and Europe.

Source: Canal Rural